Most people want to do the right thing. They’re just not sure exactly what that ‘right thing’ is.

Carl Duivenvoorden can help.

Are you looking for inspiration, knowledge or guidance? 

Would you like to learn how you can save money, energy and our environment?

Could your team benefit from clarity and candour about the environment, climate change and sustainability? 


Carl Duivenvoorden can help, with dynamic keynotes, workshops and seminars about everything from the latest environmental science to renewable energy and the coming smart grid to everyday solutions at home, at work and on the trip between.  With over 20 years of speaking experience, Carl uses powerful visuals and an engaging delivery style to present complicated issues in a clear, entertaining and easy-to-understand way.

Featured Presentations:

All available in Zoom format for COVID-19 compatibility.

Awakenings: Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change

A clear, impactful update on climate change, with a focus on solutions, both globally and locally, that will take us to the healthy, sustainable future we need.

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time.  Every day the science becomes clearer: greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of oil, coal and natural gas are disrupting our planet’s fundamental operating systems. 

And every day the symptoms – weather extremes, straining ecosystems, rising sea levels and more – become more evident.  Experts warn that global emissions must be halved 2030 if we are to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C. 

The good news: we already have all the solutions we need to reduce our emissions and solve climate change: renewable energy is getting cheaper by the day, and a flood of new and innovative technologies, from electric vehicles to grid-scale storage batteries, are bringing a cleaner, greener world within our reach.

In Awakenings, Carl provides all you need to know to better understand climate change, its solutions and what each of us can do to make a difference.  Expect to first be jarred and disconcerted, but come away enlightened and motivated to help create the healthy, sustainable future we need.

Awakenings can be adapted to fit the needs of any audience.

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Your GREEN Filter

A fun and interactive look at the environmental impact of all those everyday decisions we make, with a lasting message that will have everyone thinking – and living – greener every day.

It’s said that a typical person makes thousands of decisions, large and small, every single day. What to wear? What to eat? Where to go? How to get there? No wonder we feel stressed!

And many of those decisions have an ‘environmental footprint’: an impact, large or small, on our planet. No wonder it’s feeling stressed too.

Most of us want to minimize the environmental consequences of our everyday activities. But often we don’t know how, or we’re just too busy to pause and think about it.

In this lively and interactive session, Carl will demonstrate how we can all minimize the environmental impact of our everyday activities, simply by applying a GREEN Filter to our lives. He’ll explain:

  • How our everyday decisions are guided by our unique internal ‘filters’
  • How even something as simple as getting a round of coffee involves a string of decisions – each of which has an environmental impact
  • The Learning Continuum, four steps to lasting behavioural change
  • How a GREEN Filter can help anyone make more earth-friendly decisions every day, everywhere!

Your GREEN Filter wraps up with a fun audience exercise that will have everyone thinking – and living – more sustainably every day.

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Start saving energy today!

An interactive session modelled on television’s “The Price is Right” that will have everyone laughing their way to money and energy savings.

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” is a well-known business rule, but it applies to power usage too. The trouble is, most of us get just one measure of our power consumption: a monthly bill with a single, bottom line.

So how can we save electricity if we have no way of knowing just how all that power was used?  What uses more, a toaster or a television? What about a computer, a photocopier or a coffee maker?

Modeled after the popular TV program, “The Price is Right”, Start Saving Energy Today features a panel of audience volunteers guessing (“bidding”) the power consumption of a range of items, which are then tested with a power meter.  Participants will:

  • Learn about the link between electricity and greenhouse gases
  • Be astounded by how much power some everyday items consume – including when they are switched off
  • Be impressed by how little power some newer products consume
  • Quickly realize that there are plenty of actions anyone can take at home and work to start saving power right away

So Come On Down for fun, involvement and insight for everyone!

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Treading lightly: 15 ways to reduce your ecological footprint

A countdown of everyday actions, large and small, anyone can take to live more lightly on the planet.

When it comes to the environment, we North Americans have a pretty big footprint.  We consume vast amounts of fossil fuels and other resources, and generate inordinate amounts of waste and emissions. Our lifestyle may be the envy of the world, but it isn’t very sustainable on our fragile, finite Earth.  It would seem we need to make some changes.

But where to begin? This solution-oriented presentation will provide answers, including:

  • What’s an ‘ecological footprint’ and why does it matter?
  • What’s average person’s ecological footprint?
  • What can we do to reduce our footprint, without breaking the bank?

You’ll learn:

  • What actions make the biggest difference?
  • What actions make less difference than you might expect?
  • What actions provide the best returns on investment?

You’ll leave with lots of new information, plus a checklist of things you can do to make a meaningful reduction in your ecological footprint, starting right away.

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Interested in something else? Customized presentations are a specialty; just contact Carl.