Board

Tracey Saxby

Marine Scientist. Activist. Visionary change-maker.

Co-Founder, Executive Director, past Board member (2014 to 2017)

In 2007 Tracey kickstarted the grassroots movement to reduce plastic bag use across Canada, when she proposed that Rossland should be the first plastic-bag free community in Canada. The initiative garnered national media attention, as well as a few awards.

Fast-forward seven years, and Tracey has picked up a megaphone to inspire thousands of people to defend, protect, and restore Howe Sound.

She is currently developing a new campaign called the #ZeroCarbonChallenge, which is a ten-year plan to catalyze climate action in Canada.

Tracey holds a masters equivalent in marine science and is a partner at Visual Science with over twenty years of experience working at the nexus of science, design, and communication.

Her passions include skiing, kiteboarding, rockclimbing, singing, gardening, and playing D&D.

Eva Garofalo

Decolonizer. Community Facilitator. Marvel Fanatic.

Campaign Coordinator

Eva was born on xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) people’s territory (Vancouver) and has Italian heritage.

In addition to the years of experience that Eva has with non-profit organizations, she joined the world's first joint legal degree program in Canadian Common Law (JD) and Indigenous Legal Orders (JID) at the University of Victoria in 2019. This program focused on navigating the interface between diverse systems in a way that innovatively builds healthy relationships.

Harman Cheema

Writer. Mug-enthusiast. Aspiring environmentalist.

Climate Action Policy Researcher

Harman first began her journey as an environmentalist as a teenager alongside her high school Eco-club to advocate for reducing single-use plastics in Squamish. Harman has written two opinion pieces for the Squamish Chief and aims to voice the concerns of the Punjabi community when it comes to creating accessible resources for climate action.

Harman is a writer, with a specialization in poetry. She is currently a student at the University of British Columbia. She volunteers at a student-led vegan cafe at UBC called Sprouts, where the goal is to create healthy and affordable food for students.

Harman is currently assisting the organization as a Climate Action Psychology Researcher. She aims to study the language that allows climate change to be understood and accepted by people of any background.

Alex Laviolette

Student. Public Speaker. Future Anthropologist + Archaeologist.

Climate Action Volunteer Coordinator

Alex spent her teenage years working alongside other Squamish youth to demand climate action from our local and provincial governments. As an active member of the Howe Sound Secondary School Eco Club, Alex implemented several climate action campaigns, and worked to ban single-use plastic straws and plastic bags in the District of Squamish.

After participating in and coordinating several #FridaysForFuture climate strikes, Alex has firsthand experience leading youth and elevating youth voices in politics.

In 2019, Alex coordinated Squamish’s first Orca Celebration to celebrate the return of orcas to Howe Sound. Alex is currently assisting with research to help develop the #ZeroCarbonChallenge.

Alex is a student at the University of Calgary studying a dual-degree program in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology. She plans to advocate for climate justice at the U of C by joining the Women in Leadership Club.

Delena Angrignon

Student of life. Curious. Outdoor enthusiast.

Co-Founder, Admin / Finance, past Board member (2014 to 2017)

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