Rebecca Danard, Sudbury Chapter

Danard_Rebecca_headshotAs Executive Director of reThink Green, Rebecca Danard is passionate about finding collaborative solutions to environmental challenges.

With extensive experience in non-profit leadership, project management, and event planning, she connects grass roots groups, non-profits, businesses and government agencies to ideas, partnerships and resources. By using creative, innovative, data-driven strategies and tools, she works to build a sustainable community in Greater Sudbury and beyond. She leads a team of staff, volunteers and community leaders to produce community events such as the Greater Sudbury Earth Day Festival and semi-annual Green Gatherings.

Rebecca also recruits and supports members of the Forge: the co-working space that reThink Green operates as a social enterprise.

Through Green Economy North, powered by Sustainability CoLab, Rebecca helps businesses and organizations maximize the benefits for becoming more sustainable. This project was recently recognized with a 2016 Innovation Award from Green Communities Canada.

Also interested in education, Rebecca mentors interns and academic placements at reThink Green and mentors youth in the community through the IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training program. Rebecca communicates effectively and bilingually with staff, clients, volunteers, board members, and the media.

Trained as classical musician, Rebecca plays principal clarinet in the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra.