One of the great things about working as a consultant is the opportunity to be involved in various projects across a diverse range of sectors and settings. In striving to make our planet more sustainable, we take it upon ourselves to share and exchange knowledge and best practices with our peers.
“As an organization, we believe that everyone has a role to play in addressing climate change. The more we can do to empower others through collaboration, the better off we’ll be collectively,” shares Sam Thomas, Director of Marketing, Nelson Branch Manager, and Principal.
Whether it is volunteering on an association board, participating in a steering committee, or mentoring youth on exciting “green careers,” our work outside of client projects enrich knowledge and strengthen the communities we serve.
Ari Spiegel, one of our Energy Engineers and Associates (pictured above on the far left), share that he really enjoys being an active board member of the Association of Energy Engineers (Vancouver Chapter). “We identify relevant issues affecting the energy management industry and work to educate ourselves on the latest trends and technology. It’s rewarding to witness how our events increase our members’ motivation and engagement to make powerful collective change.”
Robert Greenwald, our President, knows that climate change action needs a stronger response from the private sector and not just the public sector. He joined the Catalyst Business Alliance to advocate for actions Prism supports, specifically around CleanBC. “Our work together as a steering committee included consultations with the provincial government on priority setting and encouraging action on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) by sharing our stories with members. We knew we made an impact when Minster Heyman expressed that he appreciated our advocacy and that the province is committed to making climate change a priority for the BC government,” Robert expressed.
Education is also a key element in fueling our future talent. Lizz Hodgson, one of our Energy Management Engineers, recently volunteered her time to be a mentor and speak about her career and experiences at the 2022 Green Bricks Futures Career Conference. “I could see how excited the high school students were about the career options and how they can make an impact on the environment. Their engagement was great! It was an inspiring and rewarding experience for me personally and I know I would have loved something like this when I was making education and career choices.” To reach older audiences at the post-secondary level, Robert has been a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Sustainable Energy Management Advanced Certificate (SEMAC) program at BCIT since the program’s inception in 2009.
We are always excited to share ideas and challenge each other to go beyond the status quo for action on climate change.
How are you contributing to growing the knowledge base in the industries that you work in?