We believe optimism is a form of courage. We believe that a billion acts of courage can spark a brighter tomorrow. To that end we model courage, we champion courage, we share stories of courageous acts by our supporters and allies, we invite people out of their comfort zones to take courageous action with us, individually in their daily lives, and in community with others who share our commitment to a better world. A green and peaceful future is our quest. The heroes of our story are all of us who believe that a better world is not only within reach, but being built today.
Christy has been with Greenpeace for 17 years, working her way up from her first role as a campaign assistant. She spent four years campaigning for greater forest protection, including a successful campaign to convince forestry giant Kimberly-Clark to adopt more sustainable practices, then shifted to head Greenpeace Canada’s Climate and Energy and Arctic campaigns where she oversaw Greenpeace’s work to stop destructive oil development, phase out nuclear power, and promote solutions for people and the climate. She became Director of Programs in 2014.
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Greenpeace Canada Education Fund
There are now two Greenpeace organizations operating in Canada: Greenpeace Canada and Greenpeace Canada Education Fund. Established in 2020, the Greenpeace Canada Education Fund (GCEF) is a registered charity focused on research, investigations and education. Its purposes and aims are thus more defined than those of Greenpeace Canada, and remain within a charitable mandate.
The Fund conducts, support, publicize, and disseminate research on climate change, ecological conservation and preservation, environmental science, and renewable energy. It investigates environmental threats and solutions, including the ways in which fossil fuel companies and their allies enable obstruction and prevent meaningful climate action. It documents and bear witness to the stories and experiences of those affected by the climate crisis. And it empowers the public through educational and awareness-raising initiatives that provide them with the tools to understand and engage with the issues.
The work of the Greenpeace Canada Education Fund complements and supports that of Greenpeace Canada, our supporters, and our environmental partners to create persuasive, credible and effective actions that meaningfully engage the public, politicians and the media on the march towards climate justice.
For more information and to support this new organization, check out https://gcef.ca/