Joan Lawrence

I am a fifth-generation Settler, born in Moh’kinstsis (Calgary, Alberta) on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, and the Métis Nation (Region 3). I was raised in the Anglican Church, and I spent time with the Sufi Movement in Canada. 

I received an undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary in comparative religion, philosophy and applied ethics, and a Masters degree in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto before returning to Calgary and making the switch to environmental communications. After a long career as a freelance writer for parks and interpretive centres, I am now focussed on climate work. 

As co-chair of the Calgary Climate Hub, I am delighted to lend my support to Green Exodus. My current practice is spending time in nature being mindful, with a bit of yoga when I can find the time.