Muhannad Malas

Muhannad Malas

Senior Climate Campaigner

Muhannad joined the Stand.earth team in March 2021 to challenge global fashion brands to take strong action to phase out fossil fuels and become a catalyst for a just energy transition in countries where their products are manufactured. After realizing the critical role that environmental pollution and injustice play in shaping health inequities during his graduate studies, Muhannad decided to pursue a career as campaigner to help put in place government and corporate policies that put the health of people and the environment first. In his previous role as a toxics campaigner at Environmental Defence Canada, Muhannad led effective campaigns to eliminate toxic chemicals such as bisphenols and PFAS from consumer products, hold corporate polluters accountable by improving environmental law enforcement, and reform Canada’s cornerstone pollution prevention law, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), to better protect vulnerable populations and environmental justice communities.

Muhannad has a BSc in Human Biology and a Master of Public Health from the University of Toronto, and he has published research on the effects of vaping and tobacco control policies. Muhannad volunteers on the board of Defend Our Health and teaches global health governance and advocacy courses at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Muhannad loves to cook, play & coach football (soccer), and spend a lot of time exploring beaches and trails along some of the breathtaking Great Lakes near him.