Co-Founding + Creative Development Director, SongBird (1998-2002)
Founding Director, Society for Arts + Ecology in Practice
Beth is a researcher, practitioner, scholar, advisor, teacher, and mentor in the transdisciplinary field of culture and sustainability. Her work since 1995 has focused on the role and capacity of sensory aesthetic engagements found in the arts and design in transforming industrialised cultures - "cultures of unsustainability" - to "cultures of sustainability", aiming for what MIT professor emeritus John Ehrenfeld terms a "sustainably flourishing" future.
Co-Founding Director, SongBird (1998-2000)
Artistic Director, Savage Media
Nelson is a published Canadian poet and playwright, and a theatre director with a history in new forms of Canadian performance. He was a Co-Founding Director, writer, and performer with the innovative and internationally touring company, Jumpstart Performance. His later company, Savage Media, was responsible for co-production of the SongBird Oratorio, public performances at the annual Dawn Chorus, and commissioning composers for the school outreach program.
Core Active Collaborative Partners
Ecologist + Founding Director, Douglas College Institute for Urban Ecology
Dr. Val Schaefer
Past President, Vancouver Natural History Society (Nature Vancouver)
Conservation Program Development Officer, Habitat
Arts Programmer, Roundhouse Arts + Community Centre
Music Director, SongBird Oratorio
Director, New Music, Western Front