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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.

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.

Elaine Rubinoff

Elaine is LSF's Director of Programs and Administration oversees project management, fiscal reporting, stakeholder/partner liaison, event management, marketing, communication, and fundraising. Elaine has worked for Learning for a Sustainable Future since 1995. She began as Program Manager providing partnership development and project management until 2002, at which time she assumed the role of Director of Programs and Administration. Elaine also serves as Secretary Treasurer. Elaine’s prior positions include Administrative Assistant in the Legal and Commodities Departments at George Weston Limited and Registered Sales Representative at Richardson Greenshields. Elaine is a graduate of York University.


 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.  

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