Ajax actor lands green gig on TVOkids series Green Squad

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Published September 12, 2023 at 11:01 am

The Green Squad with Ajax's Lisa Pryce (left)

An Ajax actor and media production student is going green after landing an eco-friendly gig as an environmentally-savvy host on Green Squad, a TVO Kids series student airing this month.

Lisa Pryce is one of five hosts on the “fun, energized and educational” show, which will challenge kids to make eco-friendly lifestyle changes so they can help make their homes and communities greener and cleaner and improve the health of the planet.

Climate change and our environment are major issues that our planet faces today, explained Pryce, who entered her first year of college at Toronto’s Metropolitan University this month. “The series does an excellent job of tackling these issues in a kid-friendly way. Rather than being overwhelming, it presents facts and figures about environmental challenges in a way that makes sense to kids using fun graphics and simple language. It then presents them with kid-friendly, fun, and creative ideas on how to make positive eco-friendly changes in their own lives.”

Pryce has been acting since she was 10 and has worked on other TVO Kids productions such as Odd Squad and Dino Dana but called her work on Green Squad much different from her other roles.

“I was not playing a character, but got to be myself on camera, which I also loved doing,” she said. “I’ve always had a passion for working with children and have also done so off-screen by providing nutritional education classes at the recreation center within my community.”

That experience in the kitchen also plays a big part in her new role, which will focus on educating the kids on making environmental changes in the kitchen.

“The kids and I had tons of fun making different recipes and challenging ourselves to use different ingredients that were more environmentally conscious like using vegan butter instead of real butter or using raw honey instead of processed white sugar,” she said, adding that she learned to cook at an early age with her father.

“Helping him and learning about my Jamaican heritage through making recipes like ackee and saltfish was very special to me and as I grew up, I started experimenting more on my own.”

“It was truly a full-circle moment to be able to teach and experiment with other kids the way I had done in the past with my dad.”

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