Amanda Moddejonge is a Certified Environmental Practitioner, professional communicator, and mother. She is committed to creating clean jobs in Thunder Bay, supporting affordable housing initiatives in the area, and focusing on protecting the environment while creating sustainable and fulfilling local jobs.
A recent graduate of Confederation College’s Aboriginal Community Advocacy Program, Amanda is also educated in Public Relations from Humber College, Environmental Sciences at Fleming College, Emergency Management from George Brown, Aboriginal-Canadian Relations from Confederation College, and is working towards a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at Royal Roads University. As seasoned academic, she understands environmental issues and how they affect people in their home and business environments.
In addition to Amanda’s professional and academic endeavours, her volunteer work focuses on eradicating invasive species. As a member of the Ontario Invasive Plant Council and the Ontario Phragmites Working Group, Amanda has fought to increase awareness of Phragmites australis across the province, to help reduce the impact this plant has on culturally significant plants including weakae (Acorus calamus), manoomin (Zizania palustris), swamp mint (Prostanthera palustris), and many others.
A Green Party member since 2015, Amanda has supported the initiatives of the Greens since 2006. With a focus on environmental sustainability issues in Thunder Bay, she most notably volunteered as the Public Information Officer for Bruce Hyer’s federal re-election Campaign.