About Patrick Moore


"I love nature and people are part of nature - all people and all living things.
I believe in one human family and that requires international communication and trade. Bioregionalism should not be used as an excuse for isolationism. All watersheds are connected.
Environmentalism must be beyond nationalism, politics and ideology.
Biocentrism (life-centered thinking) is not the opposite of anthropocentrism (human-centered thinking). People are part of life.
Renewability and sustainability are strongly linked.
Trees and wood are both good! A world without forests is as unthinkable as a day without wood.
There are at least as many positive trends in the world as there are negative ones. We are no more headed for doomsday than we are for nirvana (unless a large asteroid hits the earth in which case we will go to both places simultaneously)

PROFILE: Patrick Moore, Ph.D.

Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 30 years. He is a founding member of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world's largest environmental activist organization.

In recent years, Dr. Moore has been focused on the promotion of sustainability and consensus building among competing concerns. He was a member of British Columbia government-appointed Round Table on the Environment and Economy from 1990 - 1994. In 1990, Dr. Moore founded and chaired the BC Carbon Project, a group that worked to develop a common understanding of climate change

Dr. Moore served for four years as Vice President, Environment for Waterfurnace International, the largest manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps for residential heating and cooling with renewable earth energy.

As Chair of the Sustainable Forestry Committee of the Forest Alliance of BC, he leads the process of developing the "Principles of Sustainable Forestry" which have been adopted by a majority of the industry.

In 1991 Dr. Moore founded Greenspirit, a consultancy focusing on environmental policy and communications in natural resources, biodiversity, energy and climate change

In 2000, Dr. Moore published Green Spirit - Trees are the Answer, a photo-book that provides a new insight into how forests work and how they can play a powerful role in solving many of our current environmental problems.

  • Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1969-1972
  • Ph.D. in Ecology, Institute of Resource Ecology, University of British Columbia, 1972
  • Honours B.Sc. in Forest Biology, University of British Columbia

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