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We are committed to creative approaches to sustainability in all that we do—campus operations, course development, student leadership, academic credentials. Our initiatives include raising our own honey bees, advocating for cycle commuters and leading with vision. Guided by our strategic campus sustainability plan, we empower individuals and groups to solve sustainability challenges.

Office of Sustainability

780-497-4602 | sustainability@macewan.ca

Kalen Pilkington, Director

Director, Office of Sustainability

10-600, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
780-497-4225

Kalen understands that sustainability is about more than recycling and saving the bees (although she really loves bees). It’s about finding a balance between ecological integrity, economic vitality, social equity and cultural continuity. Kalen sets and achieves admiral goals for the office — but she sets equally admiral goals for herself. She’s an avid canoer, a lifetime learner, and an advocate for healthy built environments that promote connectivity and well-being. Kalen hopes the sustainability team will continue to empower people on campus to take on innovative and inspiring initiatives that will make our future a little brighter.

Kerstyn Lane

Outreach and Engagement Advisor, Office of Sustainability

10-600, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
780-497-4602

Kerstyn can often be spotted sharing tips about resliency with students around campus. She’s a cyclist, yogi, hula hooper and community builder. For Kerstyn, facilitating connections across campus makes her team’s goals achievable, whether it’s hosting an Earth Hour Race or encouraging students and staff to start innovative and forward-thinking conversations. In the near future, she hopes to see more students taking on projects they’re passionate about.

Anna McMillan

Sustainability Assistant, Office of Sustainability

10-600, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
780-497-4086

Anna is the resident storyteller at the sustainability office. She’s a fourth year journalism student, TV news producer and dog-enthusiast. By sharing sustainability success stories with the university community, Anna hopes to broaden the dialogue that surrounds environmental and human wellness both on and off campus. You can find those stories in the office’s newsletter and on social media. In Anna’s mind, sustainability is simple: do better for people, the planet and ourselves.

Tai Munro

Instructional Designer, Office of Sustainability

10-600, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
780-497-4365

Tai is a figure skating coach with Special Olympics Alberta, a dragon boat racer and, with a PhD focused on climate change education, a sustainability veteran. Tai has worked in naturalization and wilderness protection, environmental and outdoor education, residential energy efficiency and the reduction of gender disparity in science, technology, engineering and math jobs. For Tai, sustainability is about valuing both living and non-living things so that all can flourish.