Michael is a leading force for environmental sustainability in Delta where he has taught Socials Studies for 11 years. After completing his Masters of Education at UBC in Sustainability Leadership he helped found the Delta District Green Team in 2009 which has been instrumental to the establishment of Green Teams in Delta schools. Michael is well known in the local environmental educators circle for his model work in his school’s Environment Club (Operation Green) and for initiating and leading his District’s Student Leadership Environment Club (Delta Youth Sustainable Network). In recent years, Michael worked with his students to lead the ‘Ignite a Spark 2014’ and ‘Delta Green 2016’ and 'Delta Action 2017' Environmental Symposiums. As a result of his environmental stewardship, Michael was presented the 2017 B.C. Hydro Award for his commitment to promoting sustainability throughout the lower mainland and named as a finalist for the 2018 Premier’s Award for Excellence in Education in the Social Equity Category.