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A graduate in journalism and holder of a master's degree in environmental management, Colleen Thorpe has 25 years of experience in environmental advocacy and social change. She has excellent knowledge of sustainable food systems, circular economy and corporate social responsibility. During her career, she has led numerous programs aimed at influencing decision-makers and mobilizing citizens towards an ecological transition.
Colleen joined Équiterre in 2018, first as Senior Project Manager, then Program Director, before becoming General Manager in 2019. Previously, Colleen worked as a journalist for several television channels covering events in Quebec. She is also fluent in German, having worked and studied in Berlin for several years.
Colleen is a trustee of the UPA-Fondaction Agricultural Land Trust and sits on the board of directors of the Maison du développement durable. She was also a board member of the Centre des services partagés du Québec, the Système alimentaire montréalais and the Espace de concertation sur les pratiques d’approvisionnement responsable.
Since joining Équiterre in 2008, Colleen has specialized in corporate social responsibility and responsible consumption. She held the key post of Director of Programs and Services before being named Executive Director in 2019. Multilingual, she has degrees in environmental management and journalism, and has worked for such media outlets as Global, CFCF Television and CBC.
Expertise et pet issues:
- Sustainable agricultural and food systems
- Reduction at source and consumption
- Waste management
- Social, climate and environmental justice
After several years in key roles in federal and municipal politics and having led numerous election campaigns, Marc-André joined Équiterre in 2019 as Director of Government Relations. His approach, which focuses on rigor, dialogue and transparency, allows him to lead Équiterre's collective choices team in order to exert maximum influence on our governments and accelerate change.
Expertise et pet issues:
- Legislative and regulatory policy issues
Committed to the ecological transition since the beginning of her career, Andréanne Brazeau is a climate policy analyst at Équiterre, in addition to being a lecturer at the Université de Sherbrooke. Having joined Équiterre's government relations team in March 2020, Andréanne first worked as a public policy intern, a research assistant and then a policy analyst in mobility. She holds a Master's degree in Applied Political Studies, a D.E.S.S. in Environmental Management and a Bachelor's degree in International Studies.
Expertise and topics of interest:
- Energy Sobriety
- Social and climate justice / Just transition
- International climate negotiations
- Youth mobilization
- Climate governance and public policies
- Transport decarbonization
From the age of 4, Carole-Anne was interested in the environment, in nature, and spent the next 14 years saying that she was going to be a veterinarian and a farmer. The little girl that she was had seen right, since agronomy is rather in the same line! With a double bachelor's degree in International Relations and International Law from UQAM and Agro-Environmental Sciences from McGill, she is a member of the Ordre des agronomes since 2012. It was during an internship with Québec Sans Frontières in Bolivia that she developed the desire to work in food security with communities, and it is by becoming an agronomist that she was able to realize this dream. However, her first contact with agriculture was at the age of 11, when she started horseback riding.
Her career path then led Carole-Anne to work in field crops, in ornamental horticulture (in R&D), to work on organic farms, before turning to urban agriculture in 2017. This specialization broadened her horizons to include social entrepreneurship, community development and a food system approach, a great complement to her agronomic training. It is with all these experiences and awareness that she wants to contribute to meeting the challenges facing agriculture and the food system in the context of the current climate, environmental, economic and social crises.
The achievement she is most proud of is having founded the Société d'agriculture urbaine de Longueuil and having had the courage to run for office during the 2021 municipal election campaign. But on a daily basis, she is the mother of Amélia and Lily-Maude, her two potential gardeners!
Her daily joys are dancing, a latte, walking in the forest, a good book, a deep discussion, and the laughter of people she loves!
As an internationalist and agronomist, Carole-Anne specialized in urban agriculture and food systems analysis during her career. The McGill University graduate joined Équiterre in 2022 and currently works as an Agriculture and Food Systems Analyst on our Government Relations team. A member of the Système alimentaire montréalais, she also contributes from time to time as a collaborator on the Radio-Canada program Feu Vert, hosted by Catherine Perrin.
Expertise and preferred topics :
- Food autonomy and local procurement
- Protection of agricultural land
- Sustainable agriculture and food systems
- Regenerative agriculture, biodiversity and climate change
Having studied applied ecology and completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Nadine has spent the past 25 years developing concrete solutions to enable citizens, organizations and public policy makers to help fashion a greener, more caring society. After joining Équiterre in 2003, she developed in-depth knowledge of agricultural issues and of the challenges of implementing socio-environmental practices. She is also an author and a yoga/meditation instructor.
Expertise and pet issues:
- Soil health
- Regenerative agriculture
Cofounder of the Coopérative zéro déchet Incita, Amélie has worked in the waste management field for over 10 years. Active in associations as well as civic and environmental groups, she has developed a solid body of knowledge on reduction at source, management of recyclable and compostable materials, and the various related political and environmental issues. Amélie holds a Bachelor degree in Public Management with specialization in municipal administration and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies.
Expertise and pet issues:
- Right to repair
- Waste management