We are gearing up for another great summer at Green Venture, and we’re excited to introduce the summer students for 2023 who will be supporting us along the way! Our team this year brings together a diverse set of academic backgrounds, interests in many areas of environmentalism, and skillsets. The team is so excited to get started and to connect with the Hamilton-Wentworth community across a variety of new projects and programs.
Be sure you’re following Green Venture to keep up with these exciting new initiatives and to stay connected with our newest team members. Welcome Erica, Colette, Bohmee, Dea, Erika, Melanie, and Aleks!
Dea is a recent graduate of the McMaster School of Social Work, and has returned to Green Venture for a second summer to help both the Education and Energy teams as a program assistant. They are passionate about climate justice and supporting local initiatives that increase biodiversity in Hamilton. Dea is interested in the connection between the natural environment and the overall mental health of a community, and often spends their free time exploring local forests in search of mushrooms or birds to identify.
Erika will be entering her third year at the University of Waterloo, in the environmental planning program. Her engagement and passion for the environment and community have brought Erika to work with Green Venture as an Energy Program Assistant. Erika hopes to gain more incite into creating energy-efficient homes and utilize this knowledge within her planning degree and throughout the Hamilton community this summer. In her spare time, Erika loves to create delicious coffees, go on camping trips, and loves to snowboard.