Lisa Gander

Lisa Gander

Project Lead

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Lisa has a master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management from Dalhousie University, with a diverse background in education, project coordination, and climate change policy. Prior to joining EnviroCentre in 2021, Lisa worked at a non-profit organization delivering environmental education programs, with the Government of the Northwest Territories Climate Change Unit, and internationally as a math and science teacher.

Lisa coordinates EnviroCentre’s School Active Transportation Program, which encourages students to walk and wheel to and from school. Working closely with program partners at the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority and the City of Ottawa, she supports data collection, action planning and implementation, and evaluation at 13 Ottawa schools.

Lisa also works closely with program partners at Ottawa Community Housing, coordinating waste diversion projects that reduce the amount of waste going to Ottawa’s landfills.

She loves running, riding horses, and going for walks in the forest with her family. She makes conscientious life choices aimed at lowering her ecological footprint and enjoys inspiring sustainable behaviours in others.

Areas of Expertise

  • School travel planning
  • Waste diversion strategy and design
  • Community-based social marketing to encourage behaviour change
  • Working with youth

In the Media

‘Depaving’ project adds greenspace to Yule Manor – Manor Park Chronicle

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