2013 - Education

Education

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.

 

Commitments for 2013: In September 2012 at the Clean50 Summit, most attendees made public commitments for things they would do to "further sustainability" over the next 12 months. Kendall's commitments were:

- I will commit to peer (Clean50) mentoring and support
- I will commit to collaborating with at least one other Clean50 member across disciplines
- I will commit to publishing my Clean50 follow-up actions
- I will mentor 1-2 individuals on sustainable development

In Addition: Honourees identified good ideas they liked and would do their best to support. Kendall's "Likes" were:

- I will help to define a mission statement for the Clean50
- I will help to promote the mission of the Clean50
- I will host a Clean50 event at which 50% of the attendees are skeptics
- I will attend a Clean50 event hosted by someone else
- To foster X-Clean50 collaboration, I commit to creating a list of both my: 1). expertise and 2) areas where I could use help, and post both to the Clean50 Linked In Group
- I will mentor one (or more) person(s) building a career in sustainability
- I will facilitate one multi-stakeholder dialogue event on sustainability
- Nominate a politician for the 2014 Clean50