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WWF’s youngest supporters come out of the water and straight up the CN Tower

HP Inc. is fostering the next generation of sustainability leaders by encouraging their youngest employees, family and friends to take action to help protect wildlife and wild places.

Last month, four keen and enthusiastic youths from the extended HP Inc. family conquered Lake Ontario’s frigid waters for WWF’s annual Polar Dip. Having barely warmed up, they’re already setting their sights on an even bigger challenge: climbing Toronto’s tallest landmark at WWF’s CN Tower Climb for Nature on April 17.

Who are these brave young folks? Let’s meet them.

HP Inc.’s youngest employees with family and friends at this year’s WWF Polar Dip. © WWF-Canada

Faisal Hussein, 13

Having set the record for the youngest dipper to date, Faisal has made supporters proud by taking on the Polar Dip – but he’s not stopping there. The 13-year-old is extremely excited to climb to new heights on April 17th, and set more records while he’s at it!

Kokeb Abdul Qader, 15

Kokeb shared that it was her mom, Frances Edmonds – veteran dipper and HP Canada’s Head of Sustainability – who motivated her to join this year’s Polar Dip. Now, she’s ready to follow in her mom’s footsteps and up the 1,776 steps to the top of the CN Tower. Like mother, like daughter!

HP Canada employees at last year's CN Tower Climb. © WWF-Canada

HP Canada employees at last year’s CN Tower Climb. © WWF-Canada

Francesca Pensa-Stewart, 15

Francesca had always wanted to do the Dip, and was glad when she got to cross it off her bucket list. This April, she’ll be able to accomplish yet another feat: scaling the CN Tower. Francesca was able to spark significant interest around nature conservation from her schoolmates by fundraising for her Polar Dip, and she’s hoping her efforts for the Climb will do just the same.

Gabrielle Olliverre – intern at HP Inc. and native Trinidadian

Having lived on a warm Caribbean island for most of her life, jumping into a freezing lake is something Gabrielle never thought she would do – let alone of her own volition. But as an environmentalist at heart, she feels the need to protect this country’s exquisite natural beauty, and is willing to take action for this worthy cause. That’s why she is zealous to take on another challenge to support nature, by climbing the CN Tower for WWF!

Gabrielle Olliverre, intern at HP Inc.

Gabrielle Olliverre, intern at HP Inc., getting excited for WWF-Canada’s CN Tower Climb for Nature. © Gabrielle Olliverre

Inspired by this next generation of sustainability champions? Join them at this year’s CN Tower Climb for Nature!  As a special bonus, all climbers will receive a free ticket to the Green Living Show.


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