I am passionate about how to transition our society into being truly environmentally and economically sustainable. I believe this can be achieved while maintaining a high quality of life and a healthy sense of well-being.
My educational background is a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.Sc. in Energy Conservation and the Environment followed by a Ph.D. related to Pollution Prevention. I am continuously trying to improve my knowledge in areas that interest me through continual reading and regular professional and personal development.
Throughout my career I have had success in managing both environmental, construction and management projects. I have learnt that my strength lies in working through problems, seeing connections within systems, assimilating information on a wide variety of topics and finding solutions and then blasting through obstacles to get projects completed in a timely and budget conscious manner. This ability has made me adaptable to working in multiple different sectors. Reducing our carbon emissions is definitely a multi-disciplinary problem.
Whilst working at a not-for-profit, I had the good fortune to attend the Ontario Bicycle Summit 2015 and Trailhead Ontario Conference 2015. It was very exciting to see so many people discussing the health and economic benefits of active transportation and recreation. These events really illustrated to me that solutions that provide a healthy environment, wellbeing and health can also move us towards a lower carbon society.
On a personal basis I have made the choice to live and work in or near rural communities which allows me to pursue my interests in fitness, health and outdoor activities. In recent years I have spent more time learning about reducing the environmental impacts of food production and improving the lives of the animals we depend on for food. As a Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist, I have continued my education on the health and wellness side of food.
My real interest in both a professional and personal capacity is transforming my personal habits and lifestyle, and that of our society, from being high carbon emitting and environmentally unsustainable to a net-zero greenhouse gas emitting society, in a way that is environmentally sustainable, while maintaining a high quality of life and having a healthy sense of wellbeing.
Tara Naylor (Ontario, Canada)
Recent Training and Professional Development
CSA GHG Quantifier Certification (2017)
IPCC Guidelines: Introduction and Cross Cutting Issues, GHG Management Institute (2017)
Eat Clean Foundations (2016) and Eat Clean for Wellness (2017)
Understand, Quantify and Manage Water Footpints 2016, CIRAIG, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
GHG Protocol, Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (2016), World Resources Institute
Muskoka Summit on the Environment 2016: Solutions for a Warming World
Greening the Economy (2016), University of Lund (MOOC)
Trailhead Ontario Conference (2015)
Ontario Bicycle Summit (2015)
Canfitpro World Fitness Expo (2014, 2015)
Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World (2014), University of Groningen (MOOC)
Muskoka Summit on the Environment 2014: Environment Vs. Economy, resolving the dichotomy
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Sustainable Supply Chains, Harvard University.