Communications and engagement

Meet our specialists. Always grounded in sound evidence, we empower people to take action in their communities on the environmental challenges we collectively face.

Lindsay Coulter, Senior Public Engagement Specialist / Queen of Green

Lindsay Coulter

Senior Public Engagement Specialist / Queen of Green

Expertise: A green living expert for more than a decade, environmental leader and coach, community organizer, facilitator, media spokesperson (radio, TV, print, online), social media maven, courageous conversation starter

Credentials: University of Alberta B.Sc. in zoology, Margaret Wheatley’s Warrior for the Human Spirit training, Stanford University Compassion Cultivation Training

Passion: Naturalist, horse rider, gardener, community leader e.g., compassion circles, soap making, neighbourhood block parties, mindfulness and meditation, and a serious scavenger hunt

Paula Hill

Public Engagement Specialist

Expertise: Sixteen years of experience as a social justice writer, advocate and researcher

Credentials: Cayuga nation, wolf clan of the Hodinohsó:ni’ (Haudenosaunee) of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory; working towards a master’s degree; BA (Hons) in public administration and governance; two years of in-house law clerk training

Passion: Loves dogs, especially the bully breeds such as pit bulls and bulldogs

Winnie Hwo, Senior Public Engagement Specialist

Winnie Hwo

Senior Public Engagement Specialist

Expertise: Sustainable Diversity Network, bringing new Canadians and Indigenous communities together; Richmond’s Butterflyway Rangers project

Credentials: Former news and current affairs director for Fairchild Television, and reporter for the Vancouver Sun and CBC Vancouver; won the first Chinese language Jack Webster Award

Passion: Bringing people together, including as a matchmaker

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Jode Roberts

Senior Strategist, Projects

Expertise: Community building, marketing, media relations, urban beekeeping, visual arts

Credentials: Developed the award-winning Homegrown National Park Project and Got Milkweed campaign; volunteer with The Laneway Project, LEAF, Friends of Christie Pits and Not Far From the Tree

Passion: Leading community art projects, from musical bike parades and pop-up comedy shows to scale solar systems in city parks