In the last year, the Green Action Centre has seen some staff move on to other things, and many new staff to take on waste reduction and active transportation! Here are our new team members and their roles:

Teresa Looy

Teresa is a new member of our composting team. Starting in June of last year, Teresa has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Psychology from The King’s University (in Edmonton, AB), as well as a Master’s of Natural Resources Management from the University of Manitoba.


Heather Mitchell

Heather has joined the Active and Safe Routes to School and Workplace Commuter Option programs. During University and after graduation, she has dedicated her time to environmental education. She has had the opportunity to volunteer with local, environmental non-profits, including FortWhyte Alive, CPAWS, and Green Action Centre, as well as work for Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Assiniboine Park Conservancy. She began her work in December 2016.


Justin Quigley

Justin Quigley is moving into the Living Green Living Well position, as well as continuing to provide assistance to the Active and Safe Routes to School team. Justin has an undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba in Environmental Design and spent a year studying at Portland State University. His passion is in environmental theory and practice. He has been with the Green Action Centre since April 2016.


Elizabeth Shearer

Liz is our new Commuter Challenge coordinator, and is currently hard at work with Jack Frost Challenge. Liz began in December of last year she is determined to get more people walking, busing or carpooling more often and especially during the annual week-long event!  With a passion for community and sustainability, Liz enjoys connecting people with the tools and information they need to incorporate green lifestyle habits into their daily lives.


Check out our staff section for more information!