"The barrier to change is not too little caring; it is too much complexity... If we have clear and proven answers anytime an organization or individual asks 'How can I help?', then we can get action – and we can make sure that none of the caring in the world is wasted. But complexity makes it hard to mark a path of action for everyone who cares — and that makes it hard for their caring to matter."
Greetings! I've been at Wikipedia since the spring of 2006, and work on a variety of topics, mostly in the life sciences, Canadian issues, and climate change mitigation.
Clayoquot Sound (pronounced “clack-wot”, not “clay-o-quot”), is a beautiful wilderness area on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. In real life, I am a woman in Vancouver and work in the software development industry. I use the accounts Clayoquot2 and Clayoquot3 for test edits.
Articles to which I've made big contributions include:
- Sustainable energy
- Sea otter
- Downtown Eastside
- Killer whale
- Sea otter conservation
- Michael Bigg
- Low milk supply
- Energy poverty and cooking
- Christopher Reeve
- Breast (more de-writing than writing)
- Delayed sleep phase syndrome
- Polar bear
- Oliver Schroer
- Carles Puyol
- North Shore Rescue
I've also had lots of fun collaborating on
I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to meet many Wikipedians in real life and I'm fairly active in outreach, especially when it comes to improving climate articles. I am supporting TatjanaClimate in her work at the Global Systems Institute and I train trainers for various events. On July 17, 2023 I led a climate-focused editathon, for which I'm receiving funding from Wikimedia NYC. I made some edits related to this event, such as removing copyright violations. I am currently a part-time Wikipedian in Residence at the Hydrogen Science Coalition.
Editors like you are unusual. You seem to be connected to 'real-life' and create content that is relevant to under-represented groups on Wikipedia. There are women and families that will greatly benefit from your work on Wikipedia for helping them to find answers to difficult questions. I appreciate your sensitivity to creating content that is missing. Barbara (WVS) ✐ ✉ 00:03, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
|The Featured Article Medal|
|By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this special, very exclusive award created just for we few, we happy few, this band of brothers, who have shed sweat, tears and probably blood, in order to be able to proudly claim "I too have taken an article to Featured status". Gog the Mild (talk) 22:35, 27 October 2021 (UTC)|
|The Environmental Barnstar|
|Really cool to see sustainable energy as today's featured article. It's a great read and I see you were responsible for its promotion. Thank you for your efforts! Bzweebl (talk • contribs) 17:00, 2 November 2021 (UTC)|