About Us

GreenLearning creates free education programs about energy, climate change and green economy that engage and empower students to create positive change for our evolving world. Our programs include both hands-on and critical thinking activities to equip educators with the educational tools they need to help students understand complex environmental issues.

To build our programs, we combine input from national surveys and consultations with educators and education professionals to inform our educator writers. All of our lessons are reviewed with educators and school boards and revised based on their feedback before we make them available.

Our community is committed to engaging learners in environmental activities that allow them to explore the world around them, while developing skills to positively shape the future.

Read Our Philosophy


Create Change

Students identify and research issues that matter to them, and then create solutions. By building connections with experts and the community, they put their solutions into practice, and measure their resulting impact.

Inspire Educators

We have designed our materials to meet a broad range of curriculum expectations using an inquiry driven approach and an emphasis on leveraging technologies to meet learning outcomes.

Engage Youth

Our model focuses on building global competencies that are essential for youth to successfully navigate the evolving demands of life, work and learning in a world that is shrinking as the need for local actions grows.

Meet Our Team


GreenLearning’s talented staff are at the core, educators who are passionate about the environment and developing programs that challenge students and young learners.

Kathy Worobec

Kathy Worobec

Executive Director

Kathy works with the Board to provide leadership and direction for GreenLearning along with overseeing the day-to-day operations. She has a wealth of experience in the non-profit sector in various management roles in energy and environmental education. Kathy cares deeply about empowering students to make a difference in their schools and communities.

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Kristina Johnston

Kristina Johnston

Program Director

Kristina is a resourceful environmental education specialist with over 15 years of experience. In the past, she has created and implemented modular curriculums for primary, junior and secondary students in Canada.

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Jamila Kyari

Jamila Kyari

Communications Manager

Jamila manages the brand, content and voice of GreenLearning's digital assets while developing a variety of response-generating marketing communications material. She is multi-faceted with years of communications experience.

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Sidney Howlett

Sidney Howlett

Engagement Manager

Sidney leads the growth and impact of GreenLearning’s programs across Canada. She is a former Ontario teacher with a diverse professional background and a keen interest in supporting the implementation of inquiry-based and sustainable education in Canadian classrooms.

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Andreana Salouk

Andreana Salouk

Project Manager

Andreana manages the development of GreenLearning's education programs. She works directly with stakeholders and various team members of the organization to ensure project deliverables are completed and effective communications are established. With a BA in Environmental Studies, she has ample professional experience in stakeholder engagement and program coordination in the environmental non-profit sector.

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Farai Tonzani

Farai Tonzani

Development Manager

Farai is responsible for research and grant management, and developing and fostering relationships with GreenLearning's stakeholders. With qualifications in Social Science and Business Administration, she has a wealth of experience working in the development sector both locally and internationally.

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Alex Xanthoudakis

Alex Xanthoudakis

Digital Marketing Specialist

Alex manages GreenLearning’s digital marketing strategy. A backcountry enthusiast and independent fan studies scholar, she has experience in the arts and science sectors.

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Lisa Fuller

Lisa Fuller

Program Manager

Lisa is GreenLearning's Program Manager. She coordinates all aspects of the program development process and leads various projects, including the Re-Energy program. Lisa is a former teacher with 10 years in education and another 8 years in the corporate world.

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Guangyu Liu

Guangyu Liu

Research and Science Specialist

Guangyu provides cutting edge scientific research and information for GreenLearning’s program development. He also works with Dow Canada’s Analytical Science group, studying microplastics in the environment.

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Advisors and Consultants


GreenLearning receives regular support from a team of experienced advisors and consultants who are sustainability experts, specialized in various aspects of environmental education.

Mary McGrath

Mary McGrath

Strategic Advisor

Mary provides counsel on the day-to-day operations of GreenLearning, and has a passion for creating positive environmental change. She is a Co-Founder of Small Change Fund and has extensive experience working for sustainability organizations.

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Stephen MacKinnon

Stephen MacKinnon

Education Consultant

Stephen has been GreenLearning’s e-learning consultant since 2006, working on various online education projects. He is a retired IT teacher.

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Dick Holland

Dick Holland

Researcher, Writer and Facilitator

Dick is GreenLearning’s lead teacher writer. He is involved in researching and developing modules, as well as running workshops and in-service training.

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Board of Directors


GreenLearning’s board of directors is a group of diverse and experienced environmental consultants, experts and thought leaders, who are truly passionate about sustainability.

Jeff Reading

Jeff Reading

Chair

Jeff has a background in education, government leadership, not for profit management, clean tech commercialization, carbon management and climate change mitigation/adaptation. He is also President of Actions Matter, a sustainability focused social enterprise company.

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Peter Nishimura

Peter Nishimura

Treasurer

Peter is a senior climate change policy advisor with expertise in climate change adaptation, capacity building, risk assessment, and stakeholder relations. He is a former high school teacher, and has experience in the environmental and education sectors in BC, the Maritime provinces, and Canada’s North.

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Barb Macintosh

Barb Macintosh

Secretary

Barb was a teacher and school leader for over thirty years. She has been a strong advocate for student leadership, experiential learning, community partnerships, and school-led environmental practices. She now takes her interests and skills beyond the school walls, and adds more recreational time to her days.

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Jamie Callendar

Jamie Callendar

Director

Jamie Callendar is a professional environmental engineer with expertise in greenhouse gas project implementation, methane abatement technologies, energy efficiency economics, climate change policy, carbon finance and clean technology development.

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Susan Gesner

Susan Gesner

Director

Susan is the President of GAEL, an independent consulting firm specializing in environmental facilitation, consultation, and engagement. Both her work and her play involve spending as much time outdoors as possible, and being a positive influence on her clients, friends, family and the earth.

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Maureen Kolla

Maureen Kolla

Director

Maureen is Manager of Clean Power and Heat within the Clean Energy Division of Alberta Innovates. She works closely with industry, technology developers, government, and other stakeholders to advance clean energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and diversify Alberta’s economy.

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J.P. Jepp

J.P. Jepp

Director

J.P. has experience leading climate and energy policy strategy in the petroleum, electricity sector and non-governmental sector, and was Senior Advisor to the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change. He is President of Nexus Climate and Energy Solutions- a consultancy focused on climate change and energy transitions.

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Tim Kitchen

Tim Kitchen

Director

Tim is an Assistant Principal in Calgary leading an exciting new Environmental, Outdoor and Renewable Education program that is working on a number of initiatives including a gas to electric car conversion project. Tim has a unique mix of experiences with a Masters in Educational Technology, combined with an Outdoor Education background that includes working for Outward Bound in Scotland.

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