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 our greenhouse gas emissions reduction program. Today, Brandon 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 GuelphHe 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 Coordinator

Samantha Casey is the Communications and Engagement Coordinator at the University of Guelph's Office of Sustainability. She has a background in community organizing, youth engagement, and digital communications. She holds an Honours Bachelors of Arts from the University of Guelph in Environmental Governance. 

Samantha is responsible for managing the Sustainability Office's online platforms and developing and leading campus engagement programs.

Staff - Digital Communications & Engagement Coordinator
519.824.4120 ext.58129 for general inquiries.