Jacob is from Halifax and passionate about regional energy issues, from the technical side, and has volunteered with the Energy Action Team for over a decade. He completed a Bachelor of Applied Science from Acadia University, and graduated with a M.Sc. in Applied Science from Saint Mary’s University in 2016. He enjoys reading about all things energy technology and running 100 per cent renewable total primary energy supply models in EnergyPLAN. One of his main hobbies is updating the Nova Scotia Energy Map. For fun he can be found playing Surviving Mars and terraforming the Red Planet or adventuring around in Elder Scrolls Online. On his journey as an activist, he decided to become an intersectional vegan environmentalist in 2014 to reduce his personal FoodPrint by 1 tonne eCO2 annually, as a preventative step towards climate change impacts, species loss from deforestation, habitat degradation, and compassion for the animals. He loves biking, snowboarding, music and reconnecting to nature, and has happily planted 218,000 trees.