About Us

GreenLearning creates free online education programs about energy, climate change and green economy 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.

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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.

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.
Marcus Ginder
Marcus GinderProgram Director
Marcus is a dedicated advocate of environmental issues with a thirty-year track record. He brings to GreenLearning extensive experience developing and implementing environmental projects in both the not for profit and government sectors.
Brandon Nguyen
Brandon NguyenProgram Manager, Energy Education
Brandon helps organize and strategize various programs to ensure maximum success and impact. He has a background in working with school boards and non-profit organizations, as well as youth engagement and environmental literacy.
Stephanie Vuong
Stephanie VuongCurriculum Developer
Stephanie ensures all programs meet curriculum expectations and are easily accessible to teachers. She uses her Masters of Teaching degree in chemistry, biology, and math to ensure all programs are suitable, interactive, and engaging for students and teachers.
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.
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.

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.
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.
Maureen Kolla
Maureen KollaDirector
Maureen is Manager of Clean Power and Heat within the Clean Energy Division of Alberta Innovates. She works closely with industry, technology developers, government, and other stakeholders to advance clean energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and diversify Alberta’s economy.
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.
Susan Gesner
Susan GesnerDirector
Susan is the president of GAEL, an independent consulting firm specializing in environmental facilitation, consultation, and engagement. Both her work and her play involve spending as much time outdoors as possible, and being a positive influence on her clients, friends, family and the earth.