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Sarah Palmer, LL.B.

A Calgary native, Sarah Palmer obtained her Law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1995. She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association.

Sarah’s legal career focuses on environmental law, and she has provided advice to both corporate entities and environmental non-profit organizations on a wide variety of matters. These include: land-use planning; remediation of contaminated lands; conservation and reclamation; the environmental assessment process; corporate environmental systems, environmental compliance and management of environmental risks and liabilities; climate change; and new or upcoming environmental legislation and policy. Sarah has presented papers on environmental law matters at client seminars and at public presentations.

Currently, in addition to her role as a member of Y2Y’s Alberta Board of Directors, Sarah is a member of the Calgary Foundation’s Arts and Heritage Grants Advisory Committee. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Centre in Edmonton and on the Calgary Institute for Humanities Advisory Committee at the University of Calgary.

Sarah has a passion for mountains and enjoys hiking, cycling and skiing in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the wilderness of the Bow Valley. She and her husband, Tom Plunkett, live in Calgary with their two boys, Liam and John.