Jo Grealish is a British climate activist living and working in Whistler, BC. In 2023, Jo was awarded a distinction in MSc Sustainability, Planning, and Environmental Policy at Cardiff University in Wales, following her undergraduate studies in Politics and Philosophy. Jo’s MSc research centred around ecological modernisation, sustainability planning, corporate responsibility, and stakeholder engagement, with a central focus on the challenging relationship between environmental protection and sustainable development solutions.
Throughout university, Jo took part in various planning projects throughout the UK, including policy proposals in different localities throughout the Welsh valley’s and along its coastline. She maintains an active member of the UK’s Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, contributing to their work acting internationally to improve the practice of water and environmental resource management for sustainability.
Alongside studies, from 2019-2021, Jo was an expedition leader for a UK social enterprise working throughout the Islands of Fiji. She was responsible for over 20 volunteers per expedition, helping youth empowerment, community building, sports development, mental and public health, and environmental conservation projects.
Jo loves to spend her free time outdoors in Whistler - skiing, mountain biking, running, and hiking, often with friends!