Lorraine Mitchelmore

Co-Chair Smart Prosperity and Former President Shell Canada, Smart Prosperity

Showing both great courage and remarkable prescience, Lorraine was the first CEO of a major oil or gas company to publicly call for a carbon price in Canada, and she has since become a national advocate for Canada to develop climate policies to help position our oil and gas industry as a leading responsible developer globally. She is the co-founder and co-chair of Smart Prosperity, an alliance of business and civil society leaders across Canada helping develop policies to make Canada a clean growth leader. In 2015, she collaborated with other industry leaders and NGO’s to support an Alberta climate policy.

Joel Baziuk

Operations Supervisor, Steveston Harbour Authority

Overcoming numerous local and international obstacles, including labour, logistical, and bureaucratic, Joel initiated and continues to direct the Steveston Harbour Net Recycling Program, which as of June, 2016, had sent over 80,000 pounds of commercial fishing net halfway round the world to be regenerated into fresh nylon6 – while keeping the project cost neutral to the Harbour Authority. Now a member of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative's Solutions Working Group Joel has built a scalable model, and continues to collaborate on his own time and dime with international organizations to replicate the program throughout Canada and the rest of the world.

Gregg Curwin

President & CEO, TruLeaf

The average pound of California lettuce requires a whopping 160 litres of water to grow! By combining that same amount water with collected rainwater and rigorous filtration, Gregg’s indoor farm can instead grow 80 pounds of leafy greens, demonstrating that indoor multi-level farming has moved from concept to reality. TruLeaf was founded to design and build a prototype indoor commercial farming system to grow leafy greens and herbs for retail and wholesale markets with the idea of getting nutritious, local food to Atlantic Canadians without pesticides or run off. With the first one up and growing nearly 200,000 lbs. of fresh produce annually, next stop is Toronto!