Green Action Centre welcomes three new staff!!
Two new members of the Sustainable Transportation team and one new member to the First Nations Waste Minimization team. Please join us in welcoming…
Sharee Hochman – Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator
Sharee joins the sustainable transportation team as a Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator. She will be focusing on the Active and Safe Routes to School programming. Sharee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Sociology from The University of Winnipeg and has since applied her studies in the nonprofit sector, helping local and national bike and environmental organizations share their mission. Her passion for cycling quickly began after discovering the vibrant and mobilizing bike and urban planning community in Winnipeg. This has encouraged her to create an impact in her own way, which led to co-founding Women in Urbanism Canada, a women-led community working to transform Canadian cities into more equitable, enjoyable, and sustainable places for everyone. This has allowed her to develop a gender and intersectional lens toward cycling and city-making.
When Sharee is not biking for transportation, protests, recreation, or in the winter, you can find her planning her next solo backpacking trip. She has travelled around Canada and Europe to discover cities built environments and infrastructure. She also enjoys photography, outdoor markets, and cooking. Sharee is excited to help kids, parents, and everyone in between incorporate cycling into their lives in a safe and enjoyable environment!
Ariel Desrochers – Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator
Ariel joins the sustainable transportation team as a Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator. She will be leading our Commuter Challenge and Jack Frost Challenge events, as well as helping out with Workplace Commuter Options programming. Ariel recently graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and spent the past two summers applying her knowledge as a species at risk assistant with Nature Manitoba. An avid cyclist, gardener and birdwatcher, Ariel loves all things outdoors, is very interested in environmental protection and personal sustainability, and is especially concerned with Winnipeg’s reliance on vehicular travel. As a sustainable transportation coordinator, Ariel hopes to bring more Manitobans into the wonderful world of cycling and sustainable travel. When she is not working, she loves painting, watching movies and spending time with friends and family.
Nicole Cook – Community Pathfinder
Nicole joins the First Nations Waste Minimization team as a Community Pathfinder. She will be supporting First Nation communities with improvements to waste management and increasing waste reduction or diversion. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Nicole brings to the First Nations Waste Minimization team over ten years experience working with Non-profit and Indigenous organizations to support community and economic development in Manitoba First Nation Communities. When not working she loves being outdoors at the lake; swimming, fishing, exploring new trails and collecting too many rocks.