Betsy Agar is an engineer licensed in Ontario who found her passion in words rather than formulas. Bringing her built environment expertise together with her love of old cities, Betsy views rehabilitation as an opportunity to make our urban 'ecosystem' sustainable and anchor the community's sense of place. She holds a bachelor and a masters degrees in environmental engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and an associate of arts degree from Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC. Betsy has been with Carbon Talks since 2013, working on projects such as: A natural gas research agenda for BC: Bridging gaps in research and action and our upcoming international conference, Renewable Cities. She is also currently serving on the local organizing committee for the Seventh International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD15) because she believes environmental engineering should be an underlying principle of building, not a specialty.