About Us

GreenLearning creates free online education programs about energy and sustainability that engage and empower students to create positive change for our evolving world.

To build our programs, we combine input from national surveys and consultations with teachers and education professionals to inform our teacher writers. All of our lessons are piloted with teachers and school boards and revised based on their feedback before we make them available.

Developed by teachers, for teachers, our tools are fun, easy to use and always free.

Our Vision

A generation of young Canadians who are informed and inspired to actively create a sustainable and just world.

Our Mission

To develop innovative teaching tools and rich educational experiences that empower young Canadians to effect positive social and environmental change in their own lives, schools and communities.

Core Beliefs…

Objective & Balanced

We believe students should be provided with objective and balanced information from varied perspectives so they can think critically and act collaboratively.

Deeper Understanding

We believe educational resources should offer students a deeper understanding of issues.

Action & Solution-Focused

We believe learning must be solution-focused, with action components so students can shape their vision of the future.

Free & Accessible

We believe educational resources should be free and accessible to all.

Our Team

GreenLearning’s talented staff are, at the core, educators who are passionate about the environment and developing programs that challenge young people.

Beckie Granatstein
Beckie GranatsteinExecutive Director - Maternity Leave
Beckie manages the day-to-day operations of GreenLearning. She has a passion for the environment and extensive expertise in running children’s science programs in Canada and abroad.
Mary McGrath
Mary McGrathExecutive Director
Mary manages the day-to-day operations of GreenLearning, and has a passion for creating positive environmental change. She is a co-founder of Small Change Fund and has extensive experience working for sustainability organizations.
Gordon Harrison
Gordon HarrisonSenior Education Specialist
Gordon infuses his love of nature and his background as an educator in his role at GreenLearning. He’s the director of the Climate Change Where I Live program.
Ryan Hilperts
Ryan HilpertsDirector of Redfish School of Change
Ryan heads up GreenLearning’s university-accredited experiential learning course. She’s also a sessional lecturer and researcher in the University of Victoria’s School of Environmental Studies.
Stephen MacKinnon
Stephen MacKinnonConsultant and Project Leader
Stephen has been GreenLearning’s e-learning consultant since 2006, working on various online education projects. He’s a retired IT teacher.
Dick Holland
Dick HollandResearcher, Writer and Facilitator
Dick is GreenLearning’s lead teacher writer. He’s involved in researching and developing modules, as well as running workshops and in-service training.
Jamila Kyari
Jamila KyariCommunications Manager
Jamila manages the brand, content and voice of GreenLearning Canada while developing a variety of response-generating marketing communications material. She is a multi-faceted professional with years of experience in communications.
Aian Binlayo
Aian BinlayoProgram Manager
Aian leads the development of new educational modules on energy, climate, and sustainability. He’s worked with several environmental non-profits in both Canada and the U.S., and he brings a strong track record of engaging youth in environmental activism and education.

Board of Directors

The GLCF Board is made up a of broad group of passionate environmental education stakeholders.

Jeff Reading
Jeff ReadingChair
Jeff has a background in education, government leadership, not for profit management, clean tech commercialization, carbon management and climate change mitigation/adaptation. He is president of Actions Matter, a sustainability focused social enterprise company.
Rob Macintosh
Rob MacintoshVice-Chair
Rob consults as president of Dejanira Enterprises and is a senior partner with Green Planet Communications. He co-founded the Pembina Institute for Environmental Research and Education.
Patrick Robertson
Patrick RobertsonTreasurer
Patrick is a teacher, educational consultant and director of various community organizations focused on sustainability, social justice, literacy and the environment. He’s an instructor and Sustainability Fellow in the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education.
Barb Macintosh
Barb MacintoshSecretary
Barb is director of student life at Havergal College in Toronto. She’s taught science, geography and environmental studies over the past 20 years, and has worked with the International Development Research Centre, the Pembina Institute and others.
Tim Grant
Tim GrantDirector
Tim has co-edited the non-profit magazine Green Teacher for the past 20 years, and he’s also edited six popular books on environmental education, including the Teaching Green series.
Gordon Harrison
Gordon HarrisonDirector
Gordon is an experienced environmental educator and environmental consultant, and he has led the development of a number of groundbreaking environmental education programs. Gordon was the founding executive director of GreenLearning Canada.
Carey Booth
Carey BoothDirector
Carey works for one of North America’s leading energy infrastructure companies leading teams that have managed climate change, environment, governance, land and systems. He is a former high school science and geographer teacher with experience across Canada and Australia.
Jamie Callendar
Jamie CallendarDirector
Jamie Callendar is a professional environmental engineer with expertise in greenhouse gas project implementation, methane abatement technologies, energy efficiency economics, climate change policy, carbon finance and clean technology development.