For those who may not know, the COEDC Advisory Council is a conduit of information between business, community leaders and government. The council meets monthly to share information and work together towards sustainable economic growth. It is made up of 45 influential members consisting of industry leaders, community shapers and elected officials. One of these such members being Angela Nagy!
The aim of the Meet the COEDC campaign is to share with our community who the Economic Development Commission is and showcase the COEDC Advisory Council members who play critical role guiding the regional economic development service.
Angela is a sustainability expert with more than 20 years of experience in project management, business development, marketing and public relations. She has lived and traveled extensively throughout the US and Canada, working with all levels of business, utilities, as well as various levels of governments, on a variety of engineering, energy efficiency, environmental and sustainability related projects.
Her cleantech companies, GreenStep Solutions and EcoBase Carbon Software, help businesses and organizations to measure, reduce, and report on their sustainability impacts with a strong focus on environmental sustainability and carbon. They have developed and implemented sustainability, energy efficiency, life cycle analysis, and carbon reduction strategies and programs for businesses, organizations, utilities and governments at a local, provincial, national and global scale.
Through their Sustainable Tourism Division, Angela and her team at GreenStep provide sustainability assessments, certifications, training, and support for tourism businesses and destinations. Most recently they launched the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge, a free program that supports tourism businesses and destinations to measure, report on, and improve their sustainability performance.
Continue reading to learn more about Angela’s outlook on industry specific trends and forecasts for the Central Okanagan! And check in each Monday to meet a new member of the Advisory Council, and to learn why they love to live and work in the Central Okanagan!
What organization are you from and what is your role?
I am President & CEO of GreenStep Solutions Inc.
What excites you about the future of your respective sector?
The future is green! I am excited about watching the amazing advances in the cleantech sector, as many companies work to tackle climate change and other critical environmental issues through technology, while also working with nature to restore and regenerate the ecosystems that we depend upon for clean air, clean water, healthy food, and a liveable climate.
Why is participating in the Advisory Council important to you?
I have called Kelowna home for over 30 years, and this community has been so good to me, my family and my business. It is a privilege and an honour to give back now, through providing my expertise to help inform the region's future economic growth and priorities.
Why do love living and working in the Okanagan?
The lifestyle is incredible. As outdoor recreation enthusiasts my family and I can hike, bike, paddle, ski, snowboard and garden my heart out! There are so many great schools and programs for the children, and a vibrant arts and culture community to enjoy. As an entrepreneur, the Okanagan has such an incredible network of mentors, incubators and accelerators, and other entrepreneurs with whom to celebrate successes and work through challenges.
Learn more about GreenStep Solutions here!