We come from all walks of life, but we all share a commitment to sustainable living. And when we read or hear about interesting news related to the environment, we try our best to spread the word. If this sounds like you, and you would like to be a contributor, drop us a line.
We are always looking for people who are passionate about the themes and subjects we cover every day at thegreenpages.ca
Rex Turgano, Technical and Information Architect – @thegreenpages
Rex founded thegreenpages.ca as part of school project way back in 1997. Since then, his endless enthusiasm and interests in information technologies and the natural environment has led him to work/live in various places across Canada (with a half-year stint in Perth, Australia). Continuous learning and wandering around are one of his favourite things-to-do.
Fraser Los, Editor – @flosgreenpages
Fraser is a Toronto-based editor and writer focused primarily on environmental issues. He was nominated for a National Magazine Award for his 2008 Maisonneuve article, The Green Gospel, and has written several articles for Canadian Geographic, including a 4000-word feature about Ontario’s ambitious plan to plant 50 Million Trees by 2020.
Cody Torgerson, Contributor - @codytorgerson
Cody promotes environmental events in his spare time to increase environmental awareness in Calgary. Cody is also a regular social media contributor and events coordinator in Alberta.
Cindy Green, Contributor - @thegreenpagesBC
Cindy has worked as a marketing manager in the Internet, communications, and software industries for over 12 years. Through her travels in Asia and having lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, and San Francisco, she’s developed a heightened awareness of the need for environmental and social responsibility. Cindy’s appreciation of nature and intrinsic value of living sustainably, inquisitiveness for “how things work”, and interests in information technology, green products, and environmental technology have brought her to contribute to thegreenpages.ca.
Jen McLaughlin, Contributor – @thegreenpagesON
Jen is an Environment, Health and Safety professional that has worked in the chemical, construction and high tech industries. Her love for the environment drives her to impact change within the companies she works for as well as in her personal life. Jen is an environmental blogger who believes that even the smallest effort can make a difference and that through continuing education we can help people to make smart environmental decisions. You can read Jen’s personal blog at Jen and Joey Go Green.
Mark Leiren-Young, Contributor
Mark is the writer and director of the new Canadian feature film, The Green Chain starring Babz Chula, Jillian Fargey,Brendan Fletcher, Tricia Helfer, Scott McNeil, Tahmoh Penikett and August Schellenberg. Mark also wrote and produced the EarthVisionAward-winning TV special, Greenpieces: An Eco-Comedy, which stars his satirical trouple, Local Anxiety www.localanxiety.com. Local Anxiety specializes in environmental humour and their songs, which have been commissioned by both CBC and NPR, include their hit: “I’m White, I’m Straight, I’m Sorry.” As a journalist Mark has written for Time Magazine, Maclean’s and The Utne Reader. He’s a longtime contributor to The Georgia Straight and a columnist for The Tyee, which hosts his Green Chain podcast series. For more on Mark, visit www.leiren-young.ca
Melissa Tupper completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Education from Royal Roads University and has been involved with numerous organizations focused on a range of environmental issues. She is the former Executive Director of Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society, has worked on developing a conservation program in Northern Vietnam, has been involved with sea turtle conservation in Greece, has been a wildlife educator in Vancouver schools and has coordinated a variety of habitat restoration and stewardship initiatives. Melissa now works for the World Wildlife Fund Canada in Vancouver, BC. Melissa’s love of the natural world and desire to preserve it motivates her to encourage positive change on the local level.
Welcoming our newest contributors this year…
Darcy Higgins – @durabilite
Darcy Higgins is the founder of Food Forward. His advocacy and writing on sustainability issues has for several years included food policy and projects. He has advised politicians and officials at institutional, municipal, provincial and federal levels. He also maintains key interests in diversity, community engagement and social media and enjoys exploring Toronto’s natural and built environments.
Partners in the community…
- Alternatives Journal
- Environmental Studies Association of Canada
- Green Communities Canada