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.
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.
Digital Marketing Manager
Hayley manages the planning, development and execution of GreenLearning's digital marketing strategy. In this position, she hopes to excite students and educators about creating positive environmental impact in their communities.
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.
Jana provides financial support in payroll as well as accounts payable and receivable. She prepares monthly and annual financial reports for projects, participates in the annual audit and implements financial policies. Her past experience includes providing financial support in both the education and corporate sectors.
Amber is a committed fundraising professional driven by a passion for making a positive impact. With a rich history of successful fundraising for humanitarian causes, healthcare organizations and higher education, she leverages over two decades of expertise in her role at GreenLearning.
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.
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.
Farai brings a wealth of experience in the development sector, specializing in project management, fundraising, and youth-focused initiatives. Her career has afforded her international exposure, enriching her understanding of diverse cultures and global challenges. Presently, she is a member of Outward Bound Canada's Development Team, where she leverages her expertise to secure crucial resources required to drive positive change.
Throughout her career, Maureen has built a comprehensive understanding of Alberta’s electricity system with deep experience in consortium building, emerging technology development, and sustainable business strategy. Maureen joined the Energy Futures Lab in April 2023 as the Co-Project Lead for its new Innovation Challenge focused on grid modernization, Alberta’s Electricity Future.
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.
Jeff is the CEO of Construction AI, an industry pioneer in developing AI for the construction and earth moving industry. With a background in communications and marketing, Jeff lives in Musquodoboit Harbour in Nova Scotia with his wife and five children.
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.
Sari is a consultant at Environmental Resources Management Ltd (ERM), focusing on social performance projects and topics around the ‘S’ in ESG. Sari graduated from the University of Oxford with a Master’s degree in Environmental Change and Management, with the aim of contributing intercultural and social equity perspectives through her activities.
For over 40 years, Victor has been an educator with a passionate and purposeful career focused on place-conscious and nature-based experiential learning. At present, he is a sessional instructor and mentor of pre-service and graduate teachers under the umbrella of Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia. As a PhD student at SFU, his research is about how place and nature-based experiential education informs our learning and fundamental understanding, as well as, how that learning helps inform the people we become.
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.