Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

James Gordon, Environmental Programs and Research Coordinator

At Bishops University, James’ love of the outdoors transferred into action while on a student committee which established the university’s first paper recycling on campus. After completing his undergraduate degree, James headed west and continued to pursue many outdoor sports, when he wasn’t working or furthering his education to better our natural world.

Enjoying the great outdoors for sport, and as a volunteer concerned with environmental initiatives, James had a reality check after reading Tim Flannery’s book, The Weather Makers. There was no question in his mind that carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases, caused from human activities, were warming the earth.

Naturally concerned about the environment, and as a father of two young children, James’ view on climate change altered his career path. He was going to make a difference in his lifetime to protect the earth’s natural ecoystems for the next generation. This is why James earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education and Communications at Royal Roads University.

James’ efforts in the community range from organizing Kamloops’ Bike to Work Week, to waste audits for several Kamloops businesses. He was also the local promoter of The Reel Change Sustainability Film Fest.

As the Programs and Research Coordinator at the Office of Environment and Sustainability, James would like TRU students, staff, and faculty to know he is here to help anyone with an environmental idea or passion. He’s committed to doing everything possible to try and make sustainable ideas happen on campus.

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