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What’s old is new again: Green leader engages community by upcycling fabric into blankets

June 18, 2021

Skylar Veuillot noticed that the natural spaces around her community were slowly being covered with garbage. Discarded fabric near the dump caught her eye. The member of the Northlands Denesuline First Nation knew that the people in her community were creative and had seen a lot of creative projects being…

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It’s who you know: PLT Canada’s Green Mentor program helps youth transition to the Green Jobs sector

June 17, 2021

By Ryan Brady We’ve all heard, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” However, building connections in your prospective field can be much easier said than done. And transitioning from a full-time student to a professional in the workforce is a daunting experience. Fortunately, having the right support…

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Mutual learning: Green Mentor program helps mentor and mentee gain new perspectives and confidence

May 28, 2021

Molly Hudson, Director Sustainability at Mosaic Forest Management, was surprised how much she had in common with her mentee, who is on a career pathway within BC Parks. “Despite the fact that our jobs are different, we have a lot of the same interests and had lots to talk about,”…

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Implement support systems first: One employer’s suggestion after the “Green Jobs are for Everyone” Workshop Series

May 10, 2021

Sarah MacKell, the lead biologist for Wildlife Preservation Canada’s (WPC) Native Pollinator Initiative, is going through the hiring process for the first time as an employer. She said that webinars like the “Green Jobs are for Everyone” Workshop Series and Career Connections Fair are important for employers to see how…

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‘The strength and resilience of the green economy will come from having diverse voices around the table’

May 10, 2021

Ahmed Mohammed Moola attended PLT Canada’s “Green Jobs are for Everyone” Workshop Series and Career Connections Fair in March. He is from Johannesburg, South Africa, and has been a permanent resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, since 2021. Moola has a Bachelor of Science in Property Studies and a Master of…

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