Read Our Philosophy
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Meghan manages the design and development of educational materials at GreenLearning. With a background in biological sciences, love for engaging learners and a knack for finding the fun in any activity, Meghan has experience in teaching within traditional classrooms and informal education environments.
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.
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.
Jacob provides direct support to educators and school boards, and engages with partners while facilitating GreenLearning’s workshops and challenges. Sharing his passion for the environment through education Jacob has brought learners to the outdoors, and the outdoors to learners. Sparking curiosity and a desire to take action, Jacob works to equip learners and educators with the tools and community for making positive change.
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.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Alex manages GreenLearning’s digital marketing strategy. A backcountry enthusiast and independent fan studies scholar, she has experience in the arts and science sectors.
Bele provides logistical support for our workshops as well as facilitation. She comes with experience hosting and co-ordinating workshops with high school students and is passionate about making a positive impacts on our earth and for First Nations reserves. She is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GreenLearning recognizes and honours the lasting legacy of its staff, board members, advisors and consultants, including their contributions to environmental education.
Researcher, Writer and Facilitator
Dick was GreenLearning’s lead teacher writer. He was involved in researching and developing modules, as well as running workshops and in-service training.