Anna-Sarah Eyrich

Co-founder of the Global AgroEcology Alliance (GAEA); Waste Resource Education Officer for Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Solid Waste Resources

Anna-Sarah Eyrich has a BSc in Environmental Science and International Development Studies from Dalhousie University, Canada, and a joint MSc in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and Monpellier SupAgro in France. She is one of the co-founders of the Global AgroEcology Alliance (GAEA), a platform that helps the Youth In the Landscapes (YIL) movement. Anna has over six (6) years of international experience in environmental education and outreach and in program deliver and management, particularly related to sustainable resource management in the sectors of agriculture, waste, and energy. In agriculture, Anna has worked with climate-smart agriculture (CSA) as a consultant for the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and as a visiting researcher with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). She has also been involved with value-chain projects run by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) to improve the livelihoods of smallholder cashew farmers in Benin and Ghana. In energy, Anna managed the delivery of a province-wide retail incentive program to promote energy efficiency in Nova Scotia, Canada and provided classroom education on energy and climate change through Green Schools Nova Scotia. Anna is currently a Municipal Waste Educator and works with residents, businesses, and institutions to improve waste diversion and reduce the amount of materials going to the landfill.