Don Jardine - Resume

Objective _____________________________________________________________________

Private environmental consultant who can provide professional assistance for various environmental projects and activities.

Profile ________________________________________________________________________

Motivated, personable business professional with BSc in geology and several specialized courses.  Varied experience in several environmental fields including: hydrogeology; location of waste disposal sites; climate change issues; solid waste management including: implementation of source separation systems, composting, recycling, energy from waste, sustainable packaging, extended producer responsibility;  regulatory development; petroleum storage systems; refillable containers; pesticide management; and environmental assessment, management and administration. Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential information. Demonstrated history of leadership with over 19 years in senior environmental management on a provincial basis.

Flexible and versatile – able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to transcend cultural differences. Thrive in deadline-driven environments. Excellent team-building skills.

Skills Summary _________________________________________________________________

u  Project management

u  Logistics

u  Report preparation

u  Written correspondence

u  Leadership abilities

u  Climate change adaptation and mitigation

u  Knowledge of provincial and regional environmental issues

u  Computer savvy

u  Customer service

u  Contaminant investigations

u  Development and marketing of new inititatives

u  Digital photography

u  Professional presentations

u  Communications

u  Educational presentations

u  Environmental assessment

u  Extended producer responsibility

u  Strong knowledge of many environmental fields.


Professional Experience __________________________________________________________

Project Management / Leadership

u  Chair of Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) National Task Group on extended producer responsibility (EPR)  (2005-2009)

u  Author professional correspondence to regulatory agencies, clients and vendors.

u  Manage and coordinate a variety of projects

u  Provide liaison between researchers, municipalities, and local citizens.

u  Provide guidance on meeting targets and achieving deadlines

u  Leadership for environmental initiatives

u  Implemention of new initiatives such as the Waste Watch Program, Beverage Container Management System, Petroleum Storage Tank Program, Home Heat Tank Program, Pesticide Regulatory Program, E Waste Program, Atlantic Regional Climate Change Collaborative (RAC), UPEI Climate Lab.

u  Program review

Regulatory Issues

u  Prepare reports for a variety of environmental topics ensuring full compliance with regulatory agency requirements and tight deadlines.

u  Draft environmental legislation, regulations, guidelines and policies.

u  Review of existing regulatory programs.

u  Non-regulatory alternatives to enhance environmental performance

u  Environmental management committees for waste management facilities.

u  Investigation  and remediation of contaminated sites and abandoned waste disposal sites.

Public education / Communication

u  Implementation of new provincial environmental programs: climate change adaptation and mitigation, underground petroleum storage tanks, home heat tanks, remediation of contaminated sites, beverage containers, environment industry promotion, solid waste resource management, extended producer responsibility, air quality management, tire recovery, litter control, environmental assessment, pesticide control, environmental enforcement, construction and demolition waste, excavation pits, unsightly property management, automobile junk yards, toxic substances, international issues.

o    Develop written, audio, and visual communication tools.

International Environmental Issues

u  Involved in a Canada – Russia enviromental exchange on solid waste management (1999-2000)

u  Particiated in Trade Team PEI  mission to Iceland on solid waste management (1999-2000)

u  Member of Trade Team Atlantic Environment (2000-2004)

u  Co-chaired the environment committee of New England Governors – Eastern Canadian Premiers (2008-2009)

o    Oversight of climate change, mercury management, and air management issues.


Employment / Contract History ___________________________________________________


Sept, 2012 to present: Member of UPEI Climate Lab Research Team who provide services as follows: Climate Baseline Studies, Climate Futures, Climate Change Vulnerability Studies, Compiliation of Island Meteorological Databasse, Climate Obsservation Network for Prince Edward Island, Validating Community Knowledge Through the Climate Station Record and other related activities.

May 1, 2012 to preseent: Coordinator for the 7th Canadian River Heritage Conference being held in Charlottetown in June, 2013.

March 31, 2012 to present: Assisting with Sea-Level Rise Primer for Municipalities in Southern Canada in association with the Arlington Group, Vancouver, BC;  Ground Truthing of Sea-Level Rise Primer which involved field visits to  two municipalities in each Atlantic Province was part of this process.

 Nov, 2009 to the March 31, 2012, under part time contract with PEI Dept of  Environment, Energy and Foresty for Climate Change Services including coordination of Regional Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative (RAC) projects with the other Atlantic province. . Four nunicipal climate change vulnerability risk assessments were conducted on Prince Edward Island as part of this process. Assessment of coastal erosion, coastal flooding, storm surge impacts, potential for damage to infrastructure, public consultation, and community knowledge research were elements of this work.


PEi Dept. of environment, Energy and Forestry, Charlottetown, PEI
Director of Pollution Prevention – 1991 to 2009

PEI Dept. of environment, Water REsources Division, Charlottetown, PEI
Water Resoures Specialist – 1981 to 1991

PEI Dept. of Environment, Charlottetown, PEI

Groundwater Technician – 1975-1981

PEI Environmental Control Commission, Charlottetown, PEI

Regional Sanitary Landfill Site Selection Contract – 1974-1975



Education _____________________________________________________________________

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
BSc. Geology (1974)

Training Courses:

  • Climate Change and tourism seminar at UPEI in 2012.
  • Applied Climate Change Course at UPEI - August, 2011
  • Digital Photography at Holland College Levels 1 & 2
  • Leed Green Building program - Soltere Design
  • Coaching Constructive Feedback
  • USEPA Monitoring Workshop
  • Customer Service Course
  • Short Course in contaminant Hydrogeology - University of Waterloo
  • Best Practises Seminar (Tenders, RFP's)
  • Project Management Course (Abingdon)
  • Human Resource Management (Henson College)
  • Predeparture Seminar on Russia
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Contracts Workshop
  • Legal Aspects Training - Justice Institute
  • Federal Environmental Assessment Procedures and Practises
  • Shoreline Spill Cle