Harmony Habitat C3 Directors
Harmony Habitat is a uniquely non-profit Community Contribution Company. The governance team currently consists of three Directors.
Volunteer Co-Director, Founder
As a nutritionist and healthy homes coach, with a training in Environmental Studies and permaculture design, Tatha has always loved transforming spaces into places that nourish the mind and the body. She is passionate about local economics, regenerative systems design, edible landscaping, natural building, permaculture, and deep ecology. Her first hand experience with industrial pollution, toxic occupational exposures and renovations, sick buildings, unhealthy rental homes, and cancer deepened her convictions and informed her work with cancer survivors wanting to create healing homes.
When she set out to research the building of her own home, she was shocked by the disturbing health, environmental and economic impacts of home construction. She realized how rare, expensive and complex it was for homes to be built to healthy, durable and ethical standards. Compelled to improve equitable access to such homes, Tatha embarked on an intensive self-directed learning journey that continues to inspire her nine year later. She conceived of, and consulted broadly about, the concept of replicable, regionally-adaptable design solutions and founded a non-profit organization that became Harmony Habitat. Tatha has also served on the Gabriola Housing Society board and is a member of the Islands Trust Advisory Planning Committee.
Dr Louise Takeda
Louise has a Masters in Ecological Economics and a Phd in Development and the Environment. She has analytical strengths in environmental and social impact assessment, ecological economics and ecological governance and environmental policy analysis. Previously she was engaged with sustainability research with the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the University of Victoria, Canada and the Research Center on Development and International Relations at Aalborg University, Denmark. She is the author of, Islands’ Spirit Rising: Reclaiming the Forests of Haida Gwaii, published by UBC Press. She is currently a Senior Policy Analyst with BC’s Climate Action Secretariat. Her role with Harmony Habitat is as a research and strategic advisor.
Brooke is a sustainability educator and program coordinator. As an Ecopsychologist, she is dedicated to cultural renewal and inspiring the radical personal and societal paradigm shifts so necessary for our healthy future. Motivated and informed by years of studying, practicing, and teaching small-scale permaculture systems, Brooke is exploring ways to help us shape our perceptions, lifestyle, and human habitat so that we may live in a regenerative way, interconnected with nature. She is passionate about increasing awareness around the benefits we can enjoy by nourishing the web of relationships that we are a part of. Brooke brings skills in communications and educational outreach to Harmony Habitat’s mission. These include designing curriculum, and leading and facilitating workshops, courses and conferences.