Maya Chorobik

Climate Action

Maya Chorobik has been working in the energy and climate action field for the last 14 years, both within local government and the non-profit sector. For the last five years, Maya has worked with the Community Energy Association (CEA), a B.C.-based non-profit organization supporting and advancing local climate action. Maya is CEA’s director of climate leadership and leads CEA’s coaching and education services, which support local governments in accelerating climate action through networks and capacity-building for both staff and elected officials.

Maya is the facilitator for the BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council (BCMCLC), which provides education, coaching and peer learning to locally elected officials committed to climate action in their communities. Maya also works with local government staff peer networks focused on climate action big moves and is supporting the launch of regional climate collaboration clusters to accelerate and scale-up bold climate initiatives through innovative collaborative approaches.

Maya went to school at the University of Victoria where and holds a B.Sc. in geography and environmental studies, and is also a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. Maya is currently a commissioner with the New Westminster Utility Commission where she contributes to overseeing the strategic direction of the municipally owned utility and alignment with the City’s Bold Moves for climate action.

Maya developed a reverence for the environment at a young age, exploring the underbrush of West Coast forests, observing insects and creating imaginative worlds from the helm of a tree fort. This passion for the natural world evolved to eventually focus on climate action, the built environment, and social systems, but Maya can still be found frolicking in the forest with her partner and dog, foraging for wild mushrooms and revelling in the wonders of nature with children.

Upcoming courses taught by Maya Chorobik

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Start DateWed, May 7, 2025
Area of StudyClimate Action