Since 2007 Caitlyn has been working with Sierra Club BC to promote climate solutions and green jobs, keep fossil fuels in the ground, and protect BC’s wild places. Her work has included supporting community-based First Nations’ monitoring initiatives, protecting endangered coastal rainforest, inspiring climate action, and keeping the BC coast free from tar sands pipelines and tankers.
Caitlyn launched the Pull Together initiative which has raised over $1 million for the Indigenous legal challenges that overturned the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipeline approvals, and this year co-hosted a podcast on energy alternatives titled Mission Transition: Powering BC’s Clean Energy Economy. Caitlyn has a BSc in Biology and a Masters in Environmental Studies (on shared decision-making between First Nations and the province of BC, published as a chapter in the 2010 book Alliances: RE/Envisioning Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relationships).
Prior to joining Sierra Club BC Caitlyn coordinated international development projects in Mexico, worked with rural resource communities in New Brunswick, represented Fisheries and Oceans Canada in marine use planning, and conducted fisheries and wildlife fieldwork in northern BC. Caitlyn has also written an award-winning non-fiction book for young readers, published 2011, called Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest.