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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 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.


Vice President
Brianne Riehl

Brianne is an environmental scientist with a Masters in environmental policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She works for a clean energy think tank in Vancouver helping to inform Canada’s clean energy transition. She recently joined Earthsave Canada as a dedicated vegan concerned about the negative environmental impacts of animal agriculture.



Stacy Taylor

Stacy is a dedicated environmentalist and professional project manager and has been able to use her skills to promote the Earthsave cause and act in the role of treasurer.

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.


Secretary & IT Director
Darrel Yurychuk

Darrel returns to the Earthsave board as IT Coordinator having previously served on the board from 2001 to 2004. He has a BSc. in Computing Science from the University of Alberta, and has over 25 years of experience in the IT profession, most recently as a trainer and consultant. He has a long history of volunteering going back many years. More recently he served as the Facility Coordinator and Site Manager for the 2014 European Festival and Post-Festival Transportation Coordinator for the 2017 Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Darrel credits organizations like Earthsave Canada, that provide a wealth of resources and science-based knowledge, for help in his transition to a plant-based diet.


izzyDirector of Volunteers
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.


Outreach Coordinator
Ben Rawles

Ben Rawles is an experienced senior designer who has been working within design for over 15 years. In this time he as worked within design agencies, run his own agency, worked for leading organic sustainable food companies and volunteered in different community sectors.

As a vegetable based organism he finds one of his greatest passions to be sharing his vegetarian journey. If he was to ask one question to those who were looking to start their journey it would be - "If you could live a healthy life and cause less suffering in the world, why wouldn't you choose that life?"

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