Past Webinars & Events

Starting off strong in your new green job graphic

May 06, 2021, 3:00 pm — 4:00 pm EST

Youth joined the “Starting Off Strong in Your New Green Job” Online Talk to network, build skills, and gain knowledge.

Starting a new job can be exciting, but also a little intimidating!

You can influence how your employer and coworkers perceive you in the first couple of weeks and months. But how can you best display your skills and ace the trial period?

During the webinar, participants learned about tips and tools from PLT Canada Green Mentors (and seasoned Green Jobs professionals) that will help them shine in their new jobs! They also chose between four breakout rooms hosted by PLT Canada Green Mentors:

  • Understand Expectations and Establish Priorities
  • Collaborate with Your Team
  • Go the Extra Mile
  • Show a Positive Attitude

Participants also gained insider knowledge on making a good impression, navigating obstacles, and being successful in their job from day one.


Bev Gingras standing in a fieldBev Gingras, Head of Boreal Conservation programs, Ducks Unlimited Canada 

Bev’s career in the conservation field spans more than 25 years, with an emphasis on her passion: working with others to implement positive and impactful policies and practices that benefit people and the land. Since joining DUC’s national boreal program in 2012, Bev has worked with her colleagues to mobilize science-based wetland andwaterfowl knowledge into practical application by those who manage land in Canada’s boreal region.   


Mahima smiling at the camera

Mahima Sharma, Director of Environment, Innovation and Mill Regulations, Forests Products Association of Canada

Mahima manages industry positions on specific environmental regulatory topics at the mill-level including climate change, water, air, and chemicals, and she oversees the innovation file to help position the sector in leveraging the power of biomass to support a low-carbon economy. In addition to this, Mahima oversees the analysis and reporting of key sustainability performance indicators including energy, environment, and health and safety parameters for the pulp and paper and wood products sectors.


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Stephanie Parzei, Forest Environmental Management Coordinator, EACOM Timber Corporation

Stephanie is responsible for coordinating the Environmental Management System (EMS), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifications for EACOM’s forestry operations and sawmills. She also works to improve environmental performance and increase local ownership of the environmental management system at EACOM’s mills. Stephanie is the current Chair of the Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee and represents EACOM on both the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) Environment Committee and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) Canadian Environment Task Group.

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