Mission Statement

The GreenSeeds Music Society is a collaborative project among musicians, artists, and teachers to create environmentally-themed educational materials using songs, visual material, and drama. The purpose of the Society is to raise awareness about environmental problems by encouraging youth to think about healthier, more sustainable ways of living. The Society aims to highlight the need for these changes in two ways: by creating environmentally-themed teaching materials, and by engaging youth in various age-appropriate activities using drama and/or hands-on projects that incorporate green techniques and practices.

Board of Directors

Erzsi Institorisz

Executive Director

Erzsi is a singer songwriter, Climate Reality Project Leader and ButterflyWay Project Ranger with the David Suzuki Foundation. She believes that we must work to educate, enlighten and to lessen indifference and complacency towards how we treat the environment. What better way to do that then through music?

Norma Institorisz

Director of Education

Norma is an Early Childhood educator and music teacher passionate about the research of how music can be used to enhance children’s quality of life and education. She works with UBC's Childcare Services and volunteers with the David Suzuki foundation as a Butterfly Way Ranger.

Emma Griffiths, PhD

Director of Research and Policy

Emma is a research scientist at SFU studying how genes in human pathogens cause disease. She volunteers with the David Suzuki Foundation and the Dogwood Initiative to promote healthy and sustainable decision making. While she has been involved in amateur theatrical productions and plays the violin badly, she enjoys watching other people do these things well.

Alyssa Kostello

Director of Creative Arts

Alyssa is a playwright, director, producer, teacher and facilitator and believes the base of any change begins with learning to have deeper conversations and strengthening communication skills. As Artistic Director of NOW! Theatre, she has been able to pursue the exploration of sustainability in theatre and art, though she is interested in how all forms can transform people.

David Acuna

Director of Marketing

Cities Are a Synonym of New Thinking. Cities Aren’t Structures. Cities are People. That’s why my goal is to design solutions that drive user engagement on key areas of human progress. My skills and expertise are mainly focused on rapid prototyping and concept design. I’m currently working as the instructor for the IDEA-X program at the Centre for Digital Media.

James

Director of Communications

James is a researcher, writer, and editor with an interest in environmental issues, biodiversity conservation, and our relationship with the natural world. He is also interested in environmental education, and the interplay between motivation, identity, and environmental attitudes and behaviour. Follow him @enviroJames.