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The Dearness Environmental Society is an Ontario based not for profit organization that consists of a network of professional engineers and educators. With this expertise and experience, Dearness helps client boards to develop, integrate, and implement locally specific and environmentally sustainable practices in all school facilities thereby creating savings of tens of thousands of dollars.

In addition, Dearness works with a number of corporate partners that have strong environmental mandates and are prepared to assist with the funding of resource efficiency programs for committed Boards of Education.

Tom Tamblyn - President
(416) 559-4342
Tom is the former CEO of an established and successful Canadian energy service company. Tom has over 25 years of experience in the energy management field including 10 years as Chair of the Toronto Commercial Energy Task Force.

Charles Hopkins - Chairman
(416) 762-7001
Charles is the former Superintendent - Curriculum of the Toronto Board of Education and one of the more experienced environmental curriculum developers in the Province. In addition to his role at Dearness, he also serves as UNESCO Chair and holds the United Nations University Chair at York University, addressing the role of education in a sustainable future on the international scene.

Eric Foster - Managing Director
(416) 231-0757
Eric is the former Principal of a Toronto secondary school where he initiated, developed, and facilitated the implementation of a plan which saw this inner city institution become North America's first environmentally focused high school.

Paul Lang
Executive Producer, Media
Paul creates productions that try to stimulate greater affection for all life by identifying our common stories. He uses media strategically, including prime time television and award-winning interactive digital media for learning. 
He produces, directs, writes and edits award-winning documentaries for Canada’s primetime national networks and international broadcasters. He specializes in natural history projects that explore creative and sustainable ways to live. Most recently he co-produced, directed, co-wrote and edited a two-part special, The Nature of Things with David Suzuki: Biomimicry - Learning from Nature.
Paul has also directed large-scale natural history international co-productions such as Durrell in Russia (CBC, CHANNEL FOUR in England, Radio-Canada, and TVOntario). He has filmed in the Canadian and Russian High Arctic and produced/ directed filming in India, Vietnam, Argentina, Mexico, France, England, Thailand, Japan, across the former Soviet Union, and across the U.S and Canada for CBC, CTV, BBC, PBS, NBC, Channel Four and the National Film Board of Canada.

Hands for change

DES is the Canadian partner of CEE Canada and exploring international collaboration with Elementary & Secondary Schools interested in education of a more sustainable future.

Dearness Environmental Society,a Not for Profit Organization, since 1995.