Alongside music, the other big passion in my life is the outdoors. I love living in Canada because of the extremity of the climate, and the many different sides of nature it shows. I also love the variety of outdoor activities the climate makes possible: in the winter, I am an avid cross-country skier, skater, and snowshoer. In the summer, I am a canoeist, hiker, camper, and a runner. What all of these activities allow me to do is enjoy being out in nature, and marvel at the earth doing its thing. I am painfully aware that all of this is threatened by our rapidly changing global climate. Increasingly, I have been trying to find ways to make my own professional habits more environmentally sustainable, and I've been thinking a lot about some of the big ways in which the classical music industry needs to start reforming itself in order to work towards a greener future. I am putting these ideas to work at Pontiac Enchanté, which has made environmental sustainability a cornerstone of its mission. I had the opportunity to consolidate my thoughts on this issue through a TEDx talk that I gave in November 2020. To watch the talk, click the play button on the viewer below. If you would like to get in touch with me about sustainability and classical music, please use the CONTACT page to do so - we need a lot more dialogue and action on this issue in our industry, so if you have ideas you'd like to discuss, I'd love to hear from you.