Jonathan Pereira is the Executive Director of Plant Chicago.
Plant Chicago is a non-profit organization established in 2011 by John Edel. The Plant, is a groundbreaking food production space designed to be a net-zero, closed loop system. They equip people and businesses with the tools to live more sustainably through community-driven, hands-on programs and innovative tech demonstration projects.
Jonathan has over 15 years of experience in science and arts education, primarily in informal and non-traditional learning environments.
Specializing in environmental education and youth development programs in urban areas, he has worked with youth in projects ranging from renewable energy to natural resource conservation.
He most recently served as Youth Program Manager for Greencorps Chicago, which engaged 800 Chicago Public School students in bike maintenance and horticulture projects across the city.