BCSEA Team Members
Fergus Kinnaird, Cool It! Program Director
and Elementary School Program Manager
Fergus has a background in environmental economics, climate change campaigning, and community organizing. Originally from Melbourne, Australia – Fergus moved to Vancouver in January 2020 to get closer to snowy mountains and BC’s beautiful wilderness while continuing a career in environmental advocacy. Before moving to Canada, Fergus worked as an environmental economist and campaigner at the Australian Conservation Foundation, Australia’s national environmental organization. In 2018, Fergus co-founded a not-for-profit community organization called Shift Australia that builds the skills, confidence, and capacity of young Australians to engage in democratic and civic processes. Fergus is passionate about helping others find their voice and gain the confidence to get active on issues that matter to them.
Harry Tudor, Cool It! High School Program Manager
The Cool It! Program is excited to welcome Harry Tudor to the team as the new manager of our fast growing high school program. Harry has a wealth of experience in outdoor and environmental education, ranging from mountain bike coaching to in-class climate instruction. With a background in environmental science, Harry understands the need for societal change, and believes that youth education is one of the best avenues to make this happen.
Manion Gartside, Cool It! Environmental Educator
Manon has been with the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) since 2006 and has been teaching its Cool It! Climate Leadership Training (previously Climate Change Showdown) workshops to students since the beginning. She has taught over 650 workshops and reached over 16,000 students and their families, providing them with strategies to reduce their energy consumption. Manon has a life-long passion for nature, sustainability and climate science and has been involved in numerous environmental organizations. She has a BSc in Earth Sciences, an MSc in Environmental Geochemistry and a Certificate in Permaculture Design.
Cyndi Jarvis, Manager Provincial Administration
Cyndi, originally from Calgary settled in British Columbia several years ago. She has many years of experience working in the non profit sector, both in Administrative and Human Resource positions. Cyndi joined the BCSEA in 2018 as Manager, Provincial Administration and enjoys working closely with her Board Members, colleagues, volunteers and members as they work to achieve a 100% sustainably powered BC.