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 Why not become a volunteer or join the board of Earthsave Canada?

Would you like to get more involved and make use of your passion, skills and available time? Check out some of the many ways you can help us carry out our mission.

If you are interested in joining the volunteer board of directors and have the time and talent to help run our organization, please email your resume and a bio to office@earthsave.ca.

From time to time we need additional volunteer help with events and projects.  If interested please email office@earthsave.ca.

Earthsave Canada embraces equality and diversity.  We welcome participation from all communities.

Volunteer Board of Directors


David Steele

David Steele is a molecular biologist retired in 2013 from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He has also held faculty positions at Cornell and Queen’s Universities.

Dr. Steele has been Earthsave Canada’s President since 2009. He is a frequent public speaker and a regular contributor to Earthsave Canada's publications. He is also an occasional contributor to various other publications.

rob-sugimoto-earthsaveVice President & Treasurer
Robert Sugimoto

Robert Sugimoto works as a Director of Operations with a major fortune 500 Corporation with responsibilities that span across Canada. His background includes 20+ years in the corporate environment in the telecommunications, manufacturing, strategic management and print industries. Rob’s responsibilities include Operations, Finance, HR Management, Marketing and Reprographics. Rob is not only our treasurer and office liaise, but also our front ‘runner’ in the Scotiabank charity challenge!

Lesley Fox

Lesley Fox has been involved in the non-profit sector for over a decade. She is a certified Humane Education Specialist through the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (NAHEE), and graduated with honours from the British Columbia Institute for Humane Education (BCIT) in both Public Relations and Marketing Communications.

Her recent achievements include lobbying various municipalities to adopt anti-trapping bylaws and working with the BC Ministry of Education to have animal issues included in school curriculum. She is currently the Executive Director for The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals.

Elizabeth Pope-Moore 

Elizabeth “Izzy” has a Law Degree from Manchester Metropolitan University and manages the Arts Club Theatre Company’s volunteer program. Izzy has followed a plant based diet for over 26 years and strength trains with a vegan health and fitness coach.

Most of her free time is spent volunteering. In addition to volunteering for various theatre companies, she is an assistant organizer of Vancouver Meatless Meetup and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Society.

Peter Quin-Conroy

Peter has been a volunteer since 2010, our Secretary since early 2014 and has been responsible for the admin and day-to-day running of Earthsave since August, 2014.

Peter is also responsible for keeping our VegDirectory updated online and in print.

Outside of his Earthsave volunteering commitments, Peter works full time for The Vancouver Out On Screen Film and Video Society as Finance and Operations Manager as well as working for a variety of arts festivals around Vancouver.


volker-earthsaveIT Director
Volker Seidel

Our IT director works for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver as an IT Assistant Manager for Operations and Service. He previously worked for Kodak Canada, Dell Ireland and IBM USA and has a wide experience as Project and Team Manager. His roles with Earthsave Canada have included Vice  President and Director of Memberships.

He recently graduated as a Master of Arts in Environment and Management from the Royal Roads University in Victoria and was honoured with the Royal Roads University Founders' Award for having best exemplified the qualities of leadership, sustainability and personal development amongst his graduating cohort.

Volker is active in the animal rights scene, committed to walk the talk.


Stacy Taylor

Stacy Taylor is a dedicated environmentalist who has recently joined EarthSave to assist with promoting the organization through social media channels.

As a professional project manager she has been able to use her skills to promote the EarthSave cause and act in the role of treasurer of the EarthSave organization.

Stacy has been an active volunteer most of her life with organizations such as Amnesty International and the SPCA. Environmental charities have always been her focal point.

During her college days, a local SFU chapter of EarthSave prompted Stacy to become a vegetarian. Stacy says that being a part of the organization makes her feel privileged to have the opportunity to work and share the EarthSave message with others.


To contact the board, please email office (at) earthsave.ca