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.
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.)
Co-founder of The Blue Planet Project, which seeks to protect the world's fresh water from the growing threats of trade and privatization.
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.
Helped establish the $250-million federal Green Municipal Funds. Now director for Canada and Climate Change at the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.
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.
Have spent centuries living sustainably and honouring a commitment to future generations. Now fighting huge environmental/social issues.
Co-founder of Ã‰quiterre, a Quebec-based group that helps people make more environmental, socially driven decisions.
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.
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.
President of the Winnipeg-based, globally recognized International Institute for Sustainable Development.
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.
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).
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.
Founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a non-profit, international marine-wildlife conservation organization.
Jordy Gold, a sustainability consultant, created the Green List with additional research from Lee Schnaiberg, an environmental consultant.