Since 2011, The Green Gazette print and digital magazine has been providing thoughtful articles on topics including green business, communities, sustainability, arts & culture, green technology, health & wellness, the environment, social equity, and country living. The Green Gazette covers a diversity of  local, regional, and global perspectives with the goal to inspire and help create a more caring and sustainable world.

Located in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia. In print: Over 10,000 readers in the Cariboo including Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Quesnel, Bella Coola, Horsefly, Likely, Lac La Hache, and in select locations along the Fraser Canyon and in Northwest BC and beyond.

Meet Our Team

Lisa Bland

Publisher / Editor-in-Chief / Advertising & Sales

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Lisa has lived in wild, beautiful places as long as she can remember. Growing up surrounded by tidal pools, coastal rainforests, and a sense of community in Northwest BC shaped her passion and commitment for caring for the world. Lisa has volunteered with numerous conservation groups and has worked in forestry, fisheries, bird, and plant research. She holds certificates in Professional Publication Writing and Magazine Publishing and lives in the Cariboo Region. Lisa juggles her passion for writing, photography, and research with time spent exploring wild places. Nature is her most inspiring teacher.

Jessica Kirby

Senior Editor

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Jessica is a freelance writer and editor based on beautiful Vancouver Island. She oversees the editorial direction of several small press run magazines in Western Canada and writes when and wherever she can about the environment, travel, construction, and design. She holds a BA in writing and anthropology from Vancouver Island University and has been working in publishing for 16 years. When she’s not hidden among piles of paper in her home office, Jessica can be found paying homage to Mother Earth on a cross-country bike ride, trail run, or camping trip with her family.

Stacey Smith

Creative Director / Website & Graphic Design

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Stacey is a graphic designer, photographer, and an avid outdoor enthusiast. She was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley, but her passion for wildlife and the outdoors has recently brought her to the Cariboo. When she’s not designing, she spends most of her days in nature and riding her horses.

Jill Schick

Ad Design

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A resident of Central BC since 1971, Jill escapes every year to a lodge to be a camp host and cook – but not quite off-grid. A freelance graphic designer with over 30 years experience in advertising design and layout, she works from wherever she is, and enjoys the beauty of the backwoods from a kayak and just relaxing on the deck after guests leave.

LeRae Haynes

Freelance Writer

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LeRae Haynes is a freelance writer, song writer, and instigator of lots of music with people of all ages in the community of Williams Lake. She fearlessly owns 10 ukuleles, clinging to the belief that you’re not a hoarder if you play them all.

David Suzuki

Writer

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Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Professor Emeritus at UBC and holds 27 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is the host of the CBC T.V. program The Nature of Things.

Terri Smith

Writer

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Terri Smith is an artist, educator, gardener, burlesque performer and sometimes reluctant writer living in Quesnel, BC.  She teaches workshops on gardening and needle felting and can be found on Facebook at: Road’s End Vegetable Company, or: Something Magical.

Ryan Elizabeth Cope

Writer

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Ryan Elizabeth Cope is a Kelowna, BC-based advocate for plastic-less, healthful living. She blogs at Seven in the Ocean where she marries her love of food with her disdain for plastic-wrapped garbage.

Sage Birchwater

Writer

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Sage moved to the Cariboo-Chilcotin in 1973. He spends his time freelancing, authoring books, and with Caterina, hanging out with their dog and cat, gardening, and being part of the rich cultural life that is the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.

Oliver Berger

Writer

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Oliver Berger has a 38-year degree in life, enjoying school from birth to the present in the Cariboo area. Constantly venturing around this Earth on a quest to learn new skills, Oliver’s priorities include dedication to and education about the management of society’s leftovers.

Guy Dauncey

Writer

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Guy is author of Journey to the Future: A Better World is Possible, a novel set in the year 2030. (Brilliant! – David Suzuki). He lives on Vancouver Island. www.thepracticalutopian.ca.

Angela Gutzer

Writer

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In the next year Angela will be focusing on transitioning from the veterinary world into death doula services. She is interested in home funerals and Green burials in respect to both animals and people, and is one of the co-organizers of the Cariboo Community Deathcaring Network helping the community with their needs in relating to death and dying.

Erin Hitchcock

Writer

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Erin Hitchcock is a stay-at-home mom with a journalism diploma and 15 years of related experience. She is passionate about organic and plant-based diets, spirituality and reiki, and creating a better future for the Earth.