As a Program Coordinator, Kayla works to raise awareness about the important and impactful programs that BurlingtonGreen has to offer. She encourages collective climate action through various platforms of education and empowerment strategies. Hopeful and spirited, Kayla is dedicated to improving Burlington’s capacity for environmental sustainability!
Kayla’s passion for the environment was inspired by her father’s dedication to habitat conservation and animal protection foundations. Her father, a long-time supporter of the Jane Goodall Institute and the World Wildlife Fund, taught Kayla at a young age the importance of protecting nature and animals. Kayla has followed in his footsteps by volunteering with animal sanctuaries and working to conserve natural habitats, eager to stand up for those without a voice.
Through involvement with various sustainable development initiatives locally and abroad, her enthusiasm toward sustainable and zero-waste living was amplified. Working her way through university in the Food and Beverage Industry, Kayla had seen first-hand the excessive waste that is produced and sent to landfill. Determined to create change, Kayla advocated to management for enhanced recycling programs and implementation of a green cart collection program and was victorious! Following this achievement, she continues to educate and promote mindful waste management practices.
Kayla volunteers with the Soup Kitchen in the Niagara Region where she works to ensure those facing food insecurity have access to locally sourced, nutritious food. Working collectively with local government, congruent organizations, and general members of the public, she aims to develop sustainable-food-security solutions to help those in need, while simultaneously working to support local farmers and improving the surrounding environment.
Optimistic and dedicated to making positive change, Kayla is interested to hear how YOU are making a difference in your local or global community. Feel free to connect with her to chat more.