Mark Jaccard

Professor of Environmental Economics, Simon Fraser University

For 25 years, Mark has combined his international experiences in energy and environment analysis and policy with his training of graduate students. Most recently, he served as convening lead author for the sustainable energy policy in the Global Energy Assessment, which was released at the Rio Earth Summit in 2012 after five years of international collaboration among the world’s leading energy researchers

Blair Feltmate

Associate Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), University of Waterloo

Sharing his long career leading real-world corporate sustainability initiatives for numerous organizations - including senior roles at BMO and OPG to Waterloo - Blair teaches master’s degree-level courses in Corporate Sustainable Development and Environment and Business. He also chairs the Climate Change Adaptation Project (Canada), Pollution Probe and he is on the Advisory Board, Willis Energy Services (Ontario).. He co-chairs the City of Toronto’s Extreme Weather Task Force and Greening Greater Toronto, is the senior advisor and past chair of the Canadian Electricity Association’s Sustainable Electricity Program and is a board member of Sustainable Hamilton.

Peter Kendall

Executive Director, Earth Rangers

In 2010, Peter led Earth Rangers’ launch of "Bring Back the Wild,” a kid powered conservation program to support the acquisition and restoration of endangered habitats across Canada. Since then, over 200,000 children have joined Earth Rangers to help protect animals ranging from the grizzly bear to the Jefferson salamander, and have collectively raised over $500,000. More importantly, through engagement these Earth Rangers have also helped spread the message within their communities about the importance of protecting biodiversity. The recently built Earth Rangers Center has just been certified LEED Platinum – with the highest rating in Canada, using only 10% of the energy typically consumed by an average building of similar size.