Executive Director – Amanda Marlin, MES
From Sutton, Quebec, Amanda has a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Geography from Mount Allison University and a Masters in Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University. Amanda has worked in the sustainable community development field for over 15 years. She has experience working in the government, private, university and non-profit worlds. Over the years she has worked on climate change challenges, environmental education, community planning, Aboriginal issues, rural community development, and more. She has presented her work from the regional at the international level. She has been on Boards of the New Brunswick Environmental Network, the Tantramar Family Resource Centre, Salem School Parent Support Committee, and Aster Environmental Services Group. In the past, she worked as an associate with Chignecto Consulting Group Inc., Mount Allison University’s Rural and Small Town Program, and Agriculture Canada. Her work with EOS has focused on climate change adaptation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable living, environmental education, and leading a great team of staff and volunteers. She was also instrumental in starting up Beausejour Renewable Energy Co-operative, a social enterprise that supports EOS. She lives on a small hobby farm in Sackville with her husband, Nic McLellan, and their two young children where they enjoy their solar hot water system, raising chickens, and tending to their gardens.
Watershed Coordinator – Julia Campbell, BSc (Master’s in Progress)
Julia Campbell coordinates EOS’s water quality monitoring program to help address climate change impacts. She is completing her Masters in Biology and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. Julia has a range of experience working with watersheds in NB, PEI, and NS. She completed two summers working with her local watershed group in PEI, where she learned about stream restoration and water quality sampling techniques. As part of her MSc. program, Julia was able to work for Environment and Climate Change Canada, with the Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance Division, in Dartmouth, NS. She worked on a project that continues to record and map all of the water quality sampling sites in the Wolastoq (Saint John River) watershed, to promote collaboration between governmental, NGO, and Indigenous organizations. For her Masters research, she worked on a collaborative project to assess the impacts of the mink fur farming industry on lake water quality in southwest NS. Julia specifically worked with insect remains in lake sediments to reconstruct historic water quality conditions in 5 lakes. She is passionate about making science accessible and is excited to gain more experience with public outreach and education while working at EOS. Julia’s favourite activities include swimming with the local swim club, attending the farmers market, cross-country skiing, and scuba diving. She is very excited to continue living in Sackville and looks forward to meeting more people in the community.
Energy Projects Coordinator – Lauren Clark, BSc
Lauren Clark is a graduate of Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies. She has worked with youth for many years including with the Katimavik National Experience and the Odyssey program. Lauren worked for EOS in 2015-2016 as a Student Project Assistant and returned in 2019. At EOS she has coordinated solar bulk purchase programs, installed retrofit materials, draft-proofing work parties, energy education programs for youth, and compiled community emissions inventories. Lauren facilitates municipalities’ participation in the Partners for Climate Protection Milestone program to reduce GHG emissions. She organizes solar home tours, creates educational videos, and coordinates Tantramar Climate Change Week (an annual community-based event to raise awareness about climate change and local actions to combat it). Lauren loves spending time outdoors, exploring new places and playing music, as well as dreaming of widespread carpooling and waste sorting.