The Green List: Deep greens


There are Canadians who are committed to greening our country and the world. We dubbed these environmental heroes our Deep Greens, part of our Green List compiled by Green Living Magazine.

  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier (The Voice of the North)
    Long-time advocate for the Inuit and the effect of climate change on their lives. In 2007, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize based on her work. (Pictured above.)
  • Maude Barlow (The Water Warrior)
    Co-founder of The Blue Planet Project, which seeks to protect the world's fresh water from the growing threats of trade and privatization.
  • Rosalie Bertell (The Public-Health Expert)
    One of the founders of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health, which has asssisted victims of industrial, technological and military contamination, from Chernobyl to Bhophal and beyond.
  • Louise Comeau (The Urban Climate-Changer)
    Helped establish the $250-million federal Green Municipal Funds. Now director for Canada and Climate Change at the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.
  • Guy Dauncey (The Problem-Solver)
    Founder and president of the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association, and author of books including 2001's Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change.
  • First Nations, Inuit and Metis (The Original Stewards)
    Have spent centuries living sustainably and honouring a commitment to future generations. Now fighting huge environmental/social issues.
  • Steven Guilbeault (The Voice of Quebec)
    Co-founder of Équiterre, a Quebec-based group that helps people make more environmental, socially driven decisions.
  • David Hughes (The Peak-Oiler)
    Has studied Canada's energy supplies for over 30 years, and has worked to inform people about peak oil for over a decade, gathering some of the best hard data available and presenting it across the continent.
  • Elizabeth May (The Party Leader)
    Built the Sierra Club of Canada into a major environmental force. Now wants to "change the climate in Parliament" as the leader of the Green Party of Canada.
  • David Runnalls (The NGO Leader)
    President of the Winnipeg-based, globally recognized International Institute for Sustainable Development.
  • Percy Schmeiser (The Farmer)
    Decided to fight when his Saskatchewan canola fields were contaminated by multinational agro-chemical company Monsanto's genetically modified canola, resulting in a nine-year legal battle that is ongoing.
  • Maurice Strong (The International Networker)
    One of the world's leading environmentalists. Convened the Earth Summit, the first major meeting of global leaders about the environment in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. First executive director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
  • Dr. David Suzuki (The Icon)
    Award-winning environmental advocate, geneticist and broadcaster who, for the last 40 years, has brought environmental issues to the world's attention. Read our interview with Dr. Suzuki.
  • Paul Watson (The Captain)
    Founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a non-profit, international marine-wildlife conservation organization.
  • Read more about green Canadians:
    Green business
    Green players
    Media green
    Baby Greens
    The Originals
  • Jordy Gold, a sustainability consultant, created the Green List with additional research from Lee Schnaiberg, an environmental consultant.