Andrea Hedley is the Communications and Engagement Manager for Renewable Cities at SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
Andrea oversees communications, engagement and outreach activities for Renewable Cities, providing an international and local network of policymakers and practitioners with resources for innovation in the urban energy transition. Her expertise is in communication and engagement practices that facilitate social mobilization for climate action, exploring the potential for networks, dialogue and collaboration to drive rapid progress on low carbon communities.
Andrea’s insight into communicating climate solutions is informed by her work as a sustainable community planner. She has several years of experience as a planner and project manager, integrating climate and sustainability policy into community plans and facilitating multistakeholder and public engagement processes. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a MA in Environmental Education and Communication.
Her favourite urban journey is walking along Vancouver’s seawall to the Convention Centre to enjoy the view of Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains from a bench on Canada’s largest living roof.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese Proverb