Green Venture Announces New Executive Director

Green Venture gets Gold

Green Venture announces their new Executive Director, Kathryn Gold.

At only 30 years old, Kathryn is the youngest Executive Director the organization has ever had.

Kathryn has worked for Green Venture for six years as a Program Coordinator, and has a history of exceeding everyone’s expectations.  You may remember Kathryn for bringing the idea of “Pet Waste Composting” to Hamilton a few years back.  The three workshops (held at EcoHouse) were filled to capacity, and 100 people were on a waiting list hoping to get in.

Earlier this year, Kathryn was chosen to represent Green Communities Canada at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Council Meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico, where she highlighted their joint “Depave Paradise” program.  Last year, Green Venture helped to depave 95 square meters of pavement at St. Augustine’s elementary school in Dundas.

Kathryn obtained a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo in 2008, and has a background in Water Conservation and Demand Management.  She also has an Honours Degree in Geography from Brock University.

“I am thrilled to lead Green Venture into the future”, says Gold, as she explains that building partnerships with other environmental groups will be at the forefront of her focus for the organization.

The Board of Directors expresses their confidence that Kathryn will settle into the role well.  “Kathryn has a great rapport with current staff, and we are certain that she will guide the organization with purpose and stay true to our Mission and Vision,” Velma Grover states.

With Kathryn’s fresh outlook on environmental issues, and experience with the media, everyone expects Green Venture to have a strengthened presence in the community.  “It’s really about connecting with Hamiltonians, and providing the environmental knowledge and services that they are seeking.  Connecting with others is what we are all about,” says Kathryn.

When asked if she thinks she can live up to the previous Executive Director’s legacy, Kathryn insists that it will be tough, but she is willing to put in the effort and hard work.

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