Meet the Sustainability Team

Western's Office of Sustainability is dedicated to embedding and amplifying sustainability in operations, student engagement, outreach and academia at Western. The team provides assistance and guidance, and works with various groups across campus to help achieve mutual sustainability goals.

We also run various initiatives on campus, including the Western Sustainability Leaders Program, WISE and Green Awards, WWF-Canada's Living Planet @ Campus, campus waste management and carbon and energy reduction programs. Through work with students, staff and faculty, Western Sustainability develops and supports projects, policies and initiatives that reduce the consumption of resources and waste outputs, while also contributing towards the betterment of society.

Western is committed to continual improvement on sustainability across campus. Western's Gold achievement in Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) demonstrates a broad range of university commitments and accomplishments in sustainability. The university seeks to continue implementing improvements to guarantee Western is a top performing Canadian school for sustainability. 

Meet Our Team

Staff Members

Heather Hyde, Director, Sustainability, 

Joan Ang, Manager, Energy & Carbon, 

Mary-Lee Townsend, Manager, Sustainability & Compliance, 

Jessica Cordes, Engagement Coordinator, 

Laura Mantz, Sustainability Associate,


Student Staff

Shree Dey, Communications Coordinator

We welcome comments, questions and ideas about sustainability at Western! Email us at our above-listed individual emails, or at