Keane Gruending is responsible for Carbon Talks and Renewable Cities’ communications activities and undertakes stakeholder and government relations.
With nearly a decade of experience working on clean transportation and energy in the NGO, social enterprise, and private sectors, Keane is passionate about advocating for better climate policies and sustainable communities.
He has been with the SFU Centre for Dialogue since 2013 and has contributed to the Carbon Talks, Moving in a Livable Region, and Moving in Metro programs as a communications manager and dialogue convenor.
Prior to arriving at the Centre, Keane managed the Victoria Car Share through a period of rapid growth, helping to mainstream it as a major piece of the City of Victoria’s transportation system. Other stops include the United Nations Environment Programme and University of Saskatchewan’s Office of Sustainability.
Keane holds a M.Sc. in Environment and International Development from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom and has a further background in business and marketing.
Keane is an avid cyclist and enjoys traveling, sports, and the outdoors.
Blog Posts by Keane Gruending
Time to act on BC's climate leadership
By Keane Gruending - January 26, 2016
BC can assert itself as the centre of the low-carbon economy, with your help... read more
Carbon Talks blog posts on a break
By Keane Gruending - January 01, 2015
Stay tuned.. read more
Renewable Cities: a place for climate action
By Keane Gruending - November 24, 2014
Real climate leadership and innovation in low-carbon business and technology is happening all around you... read more
What does the municipality of the future look like?
By Keane Gruending - September 09, 2014
It's got four essential pieces that make it an ideal place to live. While we're working on it, it's going to take some time to build... read more
Obama and climate change: keeping it real
By Keane Gruending - May 29, 2014
The US is set to meet its Copenhagen targets and is following aggressive action with a new climate communication strategy... read more