Sayan Sivanesan, Project Coordinator

Sayan is the Project Coordinator for TEA’s Zero Waste High Rise Project. He works with high-rise buildings across Toronto to measure their waste output, as well as develop and implement custom waste reduction plans.

Before coming to TEA, Sayan worked with Futurpreneur Canada to design and scale national programs to support young entrepreneurs. He also has over five years’ experience managing direct fundraising campaigns for charity clients such as U.N. Refugee Agency, Doctors Without Borders, and Amnesty International. Sayan holds a degree in Commerce from the University of British Colombia, with a concentration in Marketing. During his studies, he launched an upcycled clothing line featured in two editions of Eco Fashion Week.

His grade five teacher who incorporated sustainability into every subject, and first introduced him to the threat of climate change, instilled an enduring passion for conservation. Watching Kratt’s Creatures and Magic School Bus growing up helped with this, too. When he’s not working on environmental advocacy and systems change, Sayan enjoys reading, creative writing, and spending time with family.