SHADIA FAYNE WOOD
“At seven she got involved in a campaign to address the cancer cluster in her community that was caused by toxic waste.”
Shadia is the Executive Producer of the Survival Media Agency and is media director and photographer. She became an advocate for justice and the environment at an early age. At seven she got involved in a campaign to address the cancer cluster in her community that was caused by toxic waste. Though young, she spearheaded a successful eight-year campaign to pass state legislation to refinance the Superfund Program in New York State.
She is a recipient of the prestigious Yoshiyama Award and the Brower Youth Award from the Earth Island Institute. Shadia worked for the Environmental Justice & Climate Change Initiative as the youngest Campaign Coordinator in the Energy Action Coalition. She was featured in the 2007 Green Issue of Vanity Fair and is a recipient of Elle Magazine’s 2008 Green Awards. Her photos have been featured in the New Yorker, the Boston Globe, MSNBC, and the front page of the Hufffington Post.
Shadia is the founder and Director of Project Survival Media, a global youth media network that produces photo and video documentaries on climate change. She has managed photography teams for all major actions in the DC area on the Keystone XL pipeline, for all the national summits on climate change in the US Power Shift ‘07, ‘09, ‘11, and ‘13, as well as coordinated the media teams for the Youth Delegation at UN Climate Negotiations in ‘08 and ‘09.