Author Archive | Christina Seidel

Monica Kosmak

It’s in her genes. When Monica’s grandmother visited Canada from Czechoslovakia in the 1970’s, she ate at a fast food restaurant for the first time. There, her grandmother was stunned to see disposable dishes thrown in the trash. “All these perfectly good containers,” she thought. Her grandmother kept a foam container from her burger, tucked […]

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Valda Walsh

With 20 years experience in the waste industry, Valda Walsh is passionate about responsible waste management. Valda is the Regional Coordinator for a board of 13 Municipalities (mainly along the South Shore) of Nova Scotia. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a diploma in Technology Management. Since June 2011, she holds the title of […]

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Usman Valiante

Usman has 26 years experience in the management of commercial and public policy issues involving a complex mix of economics, environmental science, law, public policy, business strategy and politics. Usman has been involved in the design and implementation of a number of extended producer responsibility based circular economy initiatives including that for printed paper and […]

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Timo Makinen

Timo has over 30 years of experience dealing with a variety of energy and environmental issues with a number of firms including Shell Canada, BC Hydro, BC Gas (now Fortis BC), and BC Research Inc. Most recently, he was the Sustainable Development Manager for Shell’s international sulphur and road bitumen businesses. His career experience includes […]

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Teddie Geach

Teddie is the Program Manager – Lighter Living at One Earth. She has over eight years of experience working in environmental conservation leading the scientific direction of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program, Canada’s leading sustainable seafood program. She has completed a Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture at UBC farm where she learnt about sustainable and […]

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Steph Karba

Steph is an Environmental Researcher for Patagonia’s Materials Innovation and Development team. She is responsible for researching and quantifying the various environmental impacts of Patagonia’s materials and working to reduce them over time. Steph has been working on environmental projects for Patagonia for two years now. Prior to working in her current position, she completed […]

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Shauna Finlay

Born and raised in Edmonton, Shauna graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.A. in 1995 and went on to graduate from the University’s Faculty of Law in 1999. She was called to the bar in 2000 and since that time has practiced environmental and administrative law in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. Shauna […]

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The Hon. Shannon Phillips

Shannon Phillips represents the southern Alberta riding of Lethbridge-West. Ms. Phillips is the Minister of Environment and Parks and the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office. Previously, she also served as the Minister for the Status of Women. Since taking office, Ms. Phillips has led the government’s Climate Leadership Plan which is designed to […]

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Scott Hamlin

Scott Hamlin is the Founder and CEO of LOOPTWORKS, a certified B corporation design brand that creates meaningful products from excess materials. Looptworks repurposes abandoned materials into beautiful, long-lasting and limited-edition products such as bags, clothing and accessories. With industry experience at adidas AG, Jockey International and Royal Robbins, Hamlin is considered a thought leader […]

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Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb is the President of YESS Environmental Services & Solutions. In this leadership role Sarah is responsible for providing her tire and end of life product management clients with customized support to meet their EPR/IPR compliance needs. Prior to establishing YESS, Sarah led the implementation of over 88 environmental stewardship programs at Canadian Tire […]

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