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Founded in 1991 by a diverse group of youth, educators, business leaders, government and community members, Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) is a non-profit Canadian organisation with a mission to promote, through education, the knowledge, skills, perspectives and practices essential to a sustainable future.

Teri Burgess

Teri has taught for seven years at both the elementary and secondary levels. Teri recently completed graduate work in ecological and social justice education at OISE/University of Toronto. For several years, she has worked with LSF to create resources to help teachers and students work towards a globally just and ecologically positive future. Teri was instrumental in the creation and development of Resources for Rethinking .  She currently leads the Education for Sustainable Development Model School Project and delivers  workshops to school-based action teams across Canada.

Chris Porter

Chris retired from teaching in 2006 after 32 years as a teacher and principal. Most of that time was spent at Tantramar Regional High School in Sackville, New Brunswick where he helped establish The Tantramar Wetlands Centre, well-known nationally for its innovative approach to environmental education. He has served on provincial curriculum committees, led regional workshops for science teachers and in recent years has spoken to public audiences across Canada about the value of experiential approaches to teaching. Since retiring from the public school system, Chris has held part-time positions with St. Thomas University’s Faculty of Education and Mount Allison University’s Coastal Wetlands Institute.  In addition to managing Resources for Rethinking, he continues to enjoy working directly with teachers through his involvement with LSF and the Tantramar Wetlands Centre.

Pam Schwartzberg


Pamela is LSF's National Executive Director. Her leadership in Education for Sustainable Development has been recognised in her recent appointment by the Ontario Minister of Education to the Working Group on Environmental Education, chaired by Roberta Bondar. Pamela is on the faculty of the Sustainable Education Academy at the Schulich School of Business. She is a member of the National Education for Sustainable Development Working Group and the Education Alliance for a Sustainable Ontario. Pam has contributed to policy development, research and writing in the areas of sustainable development and education through her work with the Ontario Premier's Council, the Ontario Round Table on Environment and Economy, the Ministry of Energy, and the City of Brampton.

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