Carl Duivenvoorden was raised on a dairy farm in northern New Brunswick. His diverse early agricultural career took him to over 25 countries. But from his early days in the village of Belledune, Carl always had an uneasy concern about human impacts on our global environment.
In 2006, he read “An Inconvenient Truth”, the book that catapulted climate change onto the global agenda. In April 2007, he became one of the first Canadians to be personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore to present live versions of his Academy Award-winning slideshow.
Since then, he has worked as a speaker, writer and sustainability consultant, helping people and organizations learn how they can save money, energy and our environment. He has presented to over 400 audiences of all sizes across Atlantic Canada and beyond: conferences, corporate groups, governments, universities, educators and more.
He’s been featured three times on 24 Hours of Reality, Vice-President Gore’s annual global climate change webcast. His environmental column, Green Ideas, was published in major New Brunswick newspapers for ten years, and he writes periodically for the Huffington Post.
Carl brings eloquence, passion and fun to every presentation he delivers. His aim: to build understanding of climate change and our other ecological challenges, and to lead people and organizations to solutions large and small.
In Greenland during 24 Hours of Reality, September 14, 2011.