After 23 years with the Ecology Action Centre, policy director Mark Butler is resigning. In an
“This is an incredible place to work
Last year, the organization was in the spotlight for turning down a $6.25-million grant for marine conservation. The Coast reported that the rejection was made by the EAC’s board following
The organization was also undergoing a salary review and Susana Fuller, marine action coordinator—who led the funding application—was fired.
But Butler says the tumultuous events of the year didn’t have anything to do with his decision to resign as he’d been planning to leave for a couple of years. “If anything I would have left sooner.”
“Whenever there is a conflict in the family that’s never fun,” says Butler. “I’m sad for what happened.
“We made a difficult decision to not take some funding, and you know what, despite what The Coast said it’s OK sometimes to say no to money.” Butler was approached for an interview for that story but declined to comment.