Meet the Sustainability Team

Brandon Raco - Sustainability Manager 

Brandon has been working to advance sustainability at UoG for about 8 years now. As an undergraduate student, he helped found the Green Gryphon initiative, a $26.2 million energy conservation and greenhouse gas emissions reduction program. Today, he works between both Physical Resources and the Office of the President seeking to improve the environmental sustainability of campus operations, while reporting progress on sustainability from across the University of Guelp.He sits on multiple boards including Our Energy Guelph, Victor-Davis Memorial Court Non-Profit Homes and is the Chair of the Planning Advisory Committee at the City of Guelph. 

Staff - Sustainability Manager
519.824.4120 ext.53723

Natalie Vasilivetsky - Environmental Sustainability Coordinator 

Natalie is the Environmental Sustainability Coordinator at the Sustainability Office. She is available for consultation on university and community projects. To set up a waste assessment, or if you’re interested in waste reduction, composting, food waste, or our circular food economy, you can reach her at

Staff - Sustainability/Composting Coordinator
519.824.4120 ext.58129

Samantha Casey - Digital Communications & Engagement 

Samantha is the responsible for Digital Communications, Partnership Development, and Engagement at the Sustainability Office.

She is responsible for managing our online platforms, runs campus engagement, and leads partnership development for the Sustainability Office. If you’re interested in getting involved or have a question about campus sustainability, please email Samantha at

Staff - Digital Communications & Engagement 
519.824.4120 ext.58129