Irie Smith is a passionate snowboarder and mountain biker raised in Whistler, BC. Her upbringing in Whistler has given her the opportunity to see the effects of climate change first hand, from the melting of nearby glaciers to increasing days of smoke from surrounding summer fires. When she was 17 years old she committed to living a zero waste lifestyle, fitting all of her waste from the year into a 500 ml mason jar. She continues to lead by example, educating herself on composting, recycling, and zero waste practices. Inspired by what she has learned through her zero waste practices in the past few years, she is hopeful that future generations will be able to slow the rate of climate change and keep those POW slaying winters for years to come.