Colin O'Neil participated in the 2013 Sustainable Living Leadership Program. Growing up in New Westminster, he has had a long-standing connection to the industrial Fraser River. On the SLLP he was able to connect with other parts of the river and the people who call these parts home. In addition to a deep-seeded love and respect for rivers, Colin has a fascination with space and the ways it is imagined, managed and occupied. Following the 2013 trip, he organized a public dialogue around sustainable uses of urban space in New Westminster. Colin studied Geography and History at Simon Fraser University, is a part-time writer and full time adventurer.