Since returning to Canada after completing a Master’s in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science in Sweden in 2017, Gisela works as a grassroots advocate with groups such as Fair Vote Kamloops and Transition Kamloops. She has a strong interest in building more resilient local communities, believing that public education and system change must go hand in hand. Gisela has been active with the Kamloops BCSEA for many years, and was involved with the Solar Laundry Project and the original Kamloops Energy Fair.
The Solar Compass at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) had its Grand Opening on November 2, a very snowy day in Kamloops. The Solar Compass and the nearby Solar Sidewalk are flagship projects, the first of this kind in Canada. Project lead Dr. Michael Mehta was joined by our major partners, TRU and Solar Earth Technologies (SET), along with other local partners and many of the 30-plus members of the project team.