Meet our Membership Team!
You may have met one of these friendly, blue vest clad individuals on the street or at your door. Our Membership Team members are an integral part of our organization. Since 2011, they have increased our profile in the community while securing needed resources for our centre.
They're passionate and knowledgeable about Nova Scotia's environment and the Ecology Action Centre's work, and are always excited to meet anyone who wants to chat or ask questions about it.
Here's a little more about the individuals who make up this dynamic team!
Membership Canvass Coordinator
Dana Lipnicki is the Membership Canvass Coordinator for the Ecology Action Centre. Hailing from Guelph, Ontario, she has now called Halifax home for over 8 years. She loves to go hiking with her dog in the forest and experiment with local food to create new recipes. Dana is passionate about the strong sense of community in Nova Scotia and is committed to encouraging its abundance.
Rowan moved to Nova Scotia from New Brunswick for school, and shortly after graduation began working in Fundraising and Membership for various local and international Non Profits. He started at the Centre in 2012 as a part of the street canvassing team, and has had the opportunity to interact with our members in a variety of functions ever since. When he’s not speaking with our members, Rowan can often be found hiking, camping, writing, canoeing, or performing around the Maritimes with his band The Barrowdowns.
Due to her passion for all things ocean-related, Sarah moved to Halifax from New Brunswick in 2011 to study marine management at Dalhousie. She is interested in ocean conservation, local food systems, and, having worked on climate change adaptation policy in Cambodia, is concerned about how climate change impacts global inequalities. Outside of the EAC, Sarah can be found exploring in the woods, dancing to live music, or spending long hours cooking and canning in her kitchen.
After years of simultaneously acquiring an honours degree in International Development Studies/ Anthropology and travelling the world, Julia has decided to settle down and focus on her home community in Nova Scotia. Julia is passionate about stimulating local green economies in creative ways and encourages others to get on board by becoming members of the EAC. Her favourite hobbies include; observing nature, taking pictures, dancing and talking endlessly about anything and everything!
Michelle spent most of her time outdoors growing up, and has enjoyed hiking, swimming, camping and canoeing. This has fostered her passion for environmental conservation. Michelle has been canvassing on our team since July 2016 and really enjoys getting to connect with different people across the province! She has had the opportunity to have meaningful experiences volunteering with the South House, the Dalhousie community garden, and Pride events in both Toronto and Halifax. When she's not canvassing for the Ecology Action Centre, you can find her covered in glitter, performing with her band The Juice Girls.
Hope grew up in beautiful Vermont, and now calls Halifax her home. She has recently graduated from Dalhousie's Environmental Sustainability program, and has a strong passion for the natural world. Hope has been a tree planter for 3 years and has volunteered at BIO, Common Roots Urban Farm, and Market Fresh Nova Scotia. Hope has been a canvasser for the Ecology Action Centre since September 2016 and brings her wealth of knowledge, experience and positivity to every door!
Wondering where our Canvassers are currently working? Click Here to find out!