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Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategyhttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/George HeymanMinister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy<div class="ExternalClassACDCCF21CED8472893E1F317B016F562"><p></p><p>George Heyman was first elected as the MLA for Vancouver-Fairview in 2013. Born and raised in Vancouver, George has lived and worked throughout northwestern British Columbia. Since 2017, George has served as the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and previously served as the Opposition Spokesperson for Environment, Green Economy, and Technology. He took on a major role in creating the CleanBC plan, aimed at the reduction of air pollution, while creating more jobs and economic opportunities for people, businesses and communities in the renewable energy sector. In 2020, George also became the Minister responsible for TransLink.</p><p>Prior to his election as MLA, George was Executive Director of the Sierra Club BC, one of our province’s oldest environmental advocacy and education organizations. He also served three terms as president of the BC Government and Services Employees’ Union (BCGEU) from 1999 to 2008. He has been a faculty member of Simon Fraser University’s Dialogue and Negotiation program, teaching courses in multi-party negotiations and collaborative decision making, has guest lectured at a number of universities in BC and abroad, and served on advisory committees for post-graduate and undergraduate degree programs at three BC Universities.</p><p><em>Greetings </em><br></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakersPhoto2021/GeorgeHeyman.jpg, George HeymanGP0|#2eec7f50-b92b-44cf-a66a-30bfecbabaca;L0|#02eec7f50-b92b-44cf-a66a-30bfecbabaca|George Heyman;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#3499e05c-49cf-47f1-9ac7-e17073eabf4cHonorable GeorgeHeyman