Graystone Environmental is the next generation of environmental consulting in Canada. We are breaking new ground as Canada’s first true multi-disciplinary environmental firm – offering legal counsel along with technical services and policy advice all under one shop. Graystone provides services that address a wide range of environmental issues and has the legal and technical skill sets to give clients the highest quality environmental counsel and advice.
Graystone Environmental provides what no other environmental firm does, complete solutions to Canada’s environmental problems. The firm is a combination law firm / technical consulting firm / policy shop, and was started in 2009 by Roxie Graystone. Proudly established in Northern Ontario, the firm provides services for individuals, community groups, municipalities, commercial business, and big industry across Canada. From residential drinking water systems and municipal bylaws to greenhouse gas verification and complex civil litigation, Graystone has the knowledge, the professionalism, and the passion to be your complete environmental counsel.
Roxie brings a unique combination of skill sets to the table at Graystone Environmental. An environmental lawyer, environmental engineer, and policy analyst, Roxie is the only lawyer in private practice accredited as an Environmental Professional (Law and Policy).
Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Roxie developed a strong work ethic and a passion for the environment. He began working with environmental issues in 1998 for Danieli Corus Technical Services and cut his teeth on baghouse design for aluminium smelters and slag granulation for steel plants.
Roxie graduated from the University of Guelph with an honours degree in Environmental Engineering. After short stints working in municipal construction, water filtration, provincial prosecutions, and with a national policy think-tank, Roxie graduated from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. He was called to the Bar in 2005 after articling in Sault Ste. Marie with Wishart Law Firm LLP.
For the last three years, Roxie has been working in industrial climate change mitigation. Providing multi-disciplinary policy advice on technical and legal issues has given Roxie an expert working knowledge of one of Canada’s most dynamic and complicated areas of environmental law. In the spring of 2008, Roxie was chosen for a year long policy development project. Titled “Canada@150”, the goal of the project is to develop policy scenarios, challenges, and solutions for Canada in 2017. The project focused on what’s called “futures” analysis and has provided Roxie with another unique lens for his multi-disciplinary perspective. Also in 2008, Roxie has received accrediation as a Canadian Certified Environmental Practioner, making him the only lawyer in private practice with such a designation.
Roxie is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association. He is also a member of the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Green Buildings Association.
Graystone Environmental Law Office and Consulting Firm are initiatives funded by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund.