Based between Vancouver and Los Angeles, Nicole shares her time between her non-profit program work and production of factual content in the film industry.
Founder of the ‘econic earth foundation’ a 501(c)3 (www.econicearth.org) a charitable organization based in California, Nicole is dedicated to environmental and wildlife conservation through solar power solutions. She is currently working on the “Watts On; Lighting Students Lives” program that empowers students with light. This initiative is currently running in Northern, Kenya and works primarily with students of nomadic and pastoralist communities living off-grid with little to no electricity at school or at home. Plans are also in effect to build a solar powered education facility and micro-grid, as well to expand the portable solar light program to neighboring communities.
Nicole grew up in a rural region of Canada surrounded by forested mountains, winding rivers and abundant wildlife. Her father, Scott Watson, an advanced level off-shore sailing instructor based in Vancouver, had her exploring the West Coast of BC from a young age instilling in her a hands on education of the impact of pollution and oceanic eco-systems. Since then Nicole has lived and worked around the World gaining hands on international experience.
Nicole is a member of the Explorers Club, and Al Gores Climate Reality Program.