What is the board?

As a non-profit corporation, part of the governance structure consists of a board. The board is responsible for approving and curating the bylaws of the organization.

The board collaborates with the executive, which has the primary responsibility for the ongoing activities of the group.

Who is on the board?

The current board was elected at the December 15nd, 2015 planning meeting and includes:

Stuard Basden

Stu has been involved with nearly since its beginning is 2012. He was the President of the group for two years, before moving onto the Board. He is currently traveling in the hopes of finding creative ways to inspire and cross-pollinate the movement. He holds an MA in Philosophy, works as a web developer and enjoys dancing, hitch-hiking and exploring. 

Tali Chernin

Tali is a community organizer with Toronto350, TTCRiders, and Ecojustice. She recently left her corporate job to pursue a law degree with a focus on environmental, constitutional, and aboriginal law. She is set to begin her program at the University of Toronto faculty of Law in the fall of 2016. Her greatest passion is climate justice and the intersections between activist movements, something Toronto350 also places a great emphasis on. She believes that to truly combat climate change, we must also break down other social barriers which prevent people from fully engaging with this cause.

Brandon Fenton (Chair of the Board)

Brandon Fenton Ph. D. is a course director in philosophy at York University in Toronto. He is a dedicated environmental and social-justice organizer who is passionate about fighting for a livable and just planet that supports the flourishing of life systems. He is respectful of and inspired by indigenous resistance movements and struggles that have always sought to protect and honour the land that sustains us all.

Taylor Flook


Robin Koczerginski

Robin's path down his interests in the environmental movement moved him to the words of Bill McKibben and the message behind He has worked all across Canada working and organizing face-to-face fundraising campaigns for a variety of large nonprofits. He completed his undergraduate degree at Queen's University receiving a BA in Film and Media. Currently, Robin is working on a post-graduate diploma in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Seneca College. On his spare time he loves to write, travel and roam through Toronto's music scene.

Keara Lightning

Keara Lightning is a member of Samson Cree Nation. She is a student at Trent University in the Indigenous Environmental Studies program. Her work is guided by teachings from elders and knowledge holders, always keeping in mind that we must 'work for the continuation of life' and come from a place of love and reciprocity. She is always down to talk about reconciliation and solidarity, and spends her free time learning her language nêhiyawêwin.

Jesse McLaren

Jesse is a physician, blogger and activist. He has been part of the climate justice movement for a few years now - especially the campaign against Line 9 - with a focus on supporting front-line communities and green jobs.

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