Lee Adamson

Experience I bring to the role

I have been a member of the Steering Committee of Green Neighbours 21 and a lead organizer of the annual EcoFair at the Barns, now known as EcoFair Toronto, since 2011. After retiring from my position as a research scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2014, I began working with other like-minded volunteers on creating a Network of green groups across the City, with the goal of engaging more people in sustainability. I was founding co-Chair when Green Neighbours Network of Toronto unofficially launched in 2018.

Environmental issues I’m passionate about

I am most passionate about addressing the climate crisis and about preserving farmland and nature.

Best part of volunteering with GNN

I enjoy working with others to take action on the climate crisis and other urgent environmental problems of our time. I enjoy meeting new people, learning new things, being creative, and doing what I can do to turn things around. The best part about volunteering for GNN is the hope it inspires in me and the sense of community. We can do so much more working together – and it is more fun. This is our motto – and it is true!

Personal fun fact

I love to garden. The miracle of seeing seeds grow and flourish never grows old. And I love to canoe. Paddling Ontario’s beautiful lakes and rivers, experiencing nature, rejuvenates my soul.