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Announcing Thomas Esakin – CIELAP's New Executive Director

The CIELAP Board of Directors is pleased to introduce Thomas Esakin as CIELAP’s new Executive Director. Most recently Tom worked as a Profesor Asignatura at the Universidad del Caribe, the public university in Cancun, México, where he was cross-appointed to the university’s Sustainable Tourism Department and English Departments. During his career Tom has also been the Executive Director and Director of Development for JUMP Math; Inaugural Executive Director for the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust - the administrative arm for the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; and a senior aide and policy advisor on Parliament Hill.

Tom is keenly interested in sustainable development, where his specialties are Leading for Sustainability, Sustainability Strategies (Local Agenda 21s / LA21s), and Educating for Sustainability. He recently designed the curriculum for George Brown College's first course in Sustainability that he will teach during the Fall 2009.

Tom completed an MA in Sustainable Development from Staffordshire University, UK. His thesis was on: “Supra-national integration and sustainable development: An evaluation of NAFTA’s Commission for Environmental Cooperation”. He is published in sustainable development, including on sustainable forestry and on sustainable tourism.

Tom can be reached at thomas@cielap.org or 416-923-3529 x25.

We look forward to Tom leading CIELAP in continuing to advance the environmental agenda and contributing to sustainable development in Canada and around the world.