Environmental Committee

Committee Members (2015-17)

Rod Feland, Local 038, Chair
Caillie Mutterback, Local 052
Marcia O’Connor, Local 002
Marylou Savic, Local 043
Lawrence Schinkel, Local 012
Meghan Stone, Local 054
Julia Watson, Local 001

Merryn Edwards, Staff Advisor

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Eco-Star Award

AUPE’s Environmental Activism Award (Eco-Star Award) provides an opportunity for members to be honored, recognized and supported for the work and contributions they make to environmental activism, education, projects or initiatives. Use this form to nominate a fellow AUPE member today. Deadline for nominations is Aug. 15, 2017, and the award will be presented at Convention in October.

Past EcoStar Award Winners

  • 2016 – Merle Terlesky (Local 095) worked collaboratively with coworkers and managers to introduce cardboard recycling at his worksite, the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.
  • 2015 – Devon Smiegielski (Local 012) was awarded for her initiatives to help people “green” their lifestyles at home and at work, including a vermicomposter project through her office ecology program.
  • 2014 – Andrea Waywenko (Local 002) was recognized for her service on the boards of various environmental organizations and other work to protect the integrity of the prairie ecosystems.

FAQ – Climate Leadership Plan Taxes and Benefits

AUPE’s Environmental Committee has collected some information on the provincial Carbon Levy for members who may be interested in learning more. One of the duties of the Environmental Committee is to promote the education of members and the public as it relates to matters of environment issues affecting Albertans.