Michael-Anthony joined Ecotrust Canada’s Community Energy team to pursue energy and housing justice in rural communities. By helping individual households navigate energy efficiency grants and linking them with contractors and energy advisors, he ensures grants go to where they will have the greatest impact, both for the people receiving the benefits and comfort of energy-saving upgrades as well as removing polluting energy sources from their environment and communities.
Michael-Anthony has been exploring how the concept of justice manifests through the many “careers” and lifestyles he has accumulated over the years. From his formal training in criminology and work as a forensic research psychologist to climate and food justice as an organic vegetable farmer on Vancouver Island, he always seeks to understand the upstream issues while acting pragmatically. Michael-Anthony’s passion for climate justice expanded into a fascination with building science, his work as a carpenter, and ultimately his training as an Energy Advisor. In 2023, he finished construction on his energy-efficient home that he designed and built on a small gulf island on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. Away from his desk, you’ll likely find him gardening, consoling his dog — whose hunger for affection can never be satiated — or pecking at a woodworking project with old-school hand tools.