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Looking Back / Looking Forward: Adrianna Couto

As we start a new decade, we are asking community to to tell us what you learned in 2019, and what your dreams are for the next decade. First up is Adrianna Cuoto. Adrianna is the Founder of Collective Impact Journey, who are working to spread awareness about how our everyday lifestyle choices relate to the current climate crisis. 

1. What were your biggest wins and lessons this year?
My biggest win this year is gaining the CSI community. I can’t express how much this community means to me. The biggest lesson of this year was to just let go and try new things. I’ve been constantly inspired by the people around me and it has been incredibly rewarding to be able to meet so many interesting and passionate changemakers. I have been inspired to try so many new things!

2. How has being part of the CSI community impacted your work?
Joining CSI and becoming a DECA gave me wings and has played a significant role in getting my new organization off the ground. CSI provided me with the tools, spaces, connections, support & energy I needed to realize my entrepreneurial potential and feel confident to start a project I was toying with for over a year! Thank you CSI!!!

3. What is your favourite CSI memory of the year?
My favourite CSI memory was the goodbye party for Twenty One Toys before their move to CSI Spadina. Seeing all the staff and members come together to celebrate an incredible company that had flourished over the years at CSI was a testament to my love for CSI! Also- Salad club. All. of. them.

4. What is your big dream for the next decade?
That people all around us begin tapping into their creative potential and are able to join the fight for people and our planet. I hope that through this, we can collectively find significant alternatives to the current system. I also hope we can take sustainability to the next level and finally phase out single-use items that are polluting our planet!


What is your big dream for the next decade? Let us know, and we might feature your answers here in our blog!

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