Rosemary Cooper, Executive Director
For over 20 years, Rosemary has advanced practical, sustainable solutions that emphasize collaboration between government, business and community. Since 2013, she has been catalyzing the transition to a circular economy with a focus on upstream innovations that design out waste and foster lasting prosperity. Rosemary is a Senior Associate with One Earth, teaches the Circular Economy at BCIT’s School of Business and provides consulting services on waste prevention and circularity. She coauthored the 2015 Local Governments and the Sharing Economy Roadmap and wrote "Beyond Waste: Sustainable Consumption for Community Resilience" for the Post-Carbon Institute. Rosemary's Masters degree at York University explored the integration of economic development and sustainability planning.
Alice Henry, Program Manager (on parental leave)
Alice is a researcher and program coordinator that has worked on a variety of projects related to the environment and circular economy. She is excited to bring her experience to the SRRI, including her background working on textile waste, investigating the secondhand economy and lighter living landscape, and working as part of a tech startup in the sharing economy. She is excited to support innovators as they rethink how our systems can work.
Tamara Shulman, Senior Program Manager
Tamara is an established sustainability professional committed to transitioning to a circular economy in an equitable and resilient way. She brings expertise and innovation to research, behaviour and system change solutions, and program development through implementation and evaluation. As part of the Share Reuse Repair Initiative team, Tamara is excited to cultivate connections and foster collaboration across sectors to design out waste and seek climate solutions. Since 1995, Tamara has contributed to the success of sustainability projects in California and western Canada across public, business and nonprofit sectors.
Michelle Kaczmarek, Program Manager
Michelle is a researcher and program manager with 8 years’ experience working on projects involving repair, community climate initiatives, Indigenous culture and language mobilization, and community|university relationships. Her PhD research explores the efforts and aspirations of community-based repair initiatives in Metro Vancouver. She brings her background and skills in research and analysis, repair, project management, information organization, and policy to the Share Reuse Repair Initiative, where she supports the Network for Inclusive Circular Employment and leads work with local government and charities on evaluating and scaling models for reuse.
Marcelle Moreira, Project Coordinator
Marcelle holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with a minor in Economics. She is passionate about communication and storytelling that supports climate action and a circular economy. She has put this into action as an intern at Regenerative Waste Labs and as the founder and project manager of Project EquiFood, which negotiated opportunities with businesses in the food industry to take action on food insecurity in exchange for social media marketing. Marcelle brings her skills in scientific research, project management, and knowledge mobilization to SRRI, where she supports with administrative, coordination, and communication tasks across projects.