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PhD (Ecology)

Patrick Moore, Ph.D., has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 40 years. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. He was a driving force shaping policy and direction for Greenpeace for 15 years (1971-1986) while it became the world’s largest environmental activist organization. Dr. Moore is now Chairman and Chief Scientist, Ecosense Environmental, and a leader in the Campaign to Allow Golden Rice Now.

In 1990, he founded and chaired the BC Carbon Project, a group that worked to develop a common understanding of climate change. The next year, he founded Greenspirit, a consultancy focusing on environmental policy and communications in natural resources, biodiversity, energy and climate change.


Dr. Moore was a member of the British Columbia government-appointed Round Table on the Environment and Economy from 1990 - 1994. He worked to build awareness of the benefits of renewable earth energy technology as Vice President, Environment and Government Affairs (1995-1998) for Waterfurnace International, the largest manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps for residential heating and cooling with renewable earth energy.

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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 environmental problems. His most recent book is "Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom" (2021).

As Chair of the Sustainable Forestry Committee of the Forest Alliance of BC from 1991 - 2002, he led the process of developing the "Principles of Sustainable Forestry" which have been adopted by a majority of the industry.

Dr. Moore  speaks and lectures frequently at universities, community meetings and conferences. As a public figure and a senior spokesperson for the Forest Alliance of BC, Patrick appears on national television and radio and is often quoted in the press. 

Dr. Moore received an Honours B.Sc. in Forest Biology and a Ph.D. in Ecology (1974), both from the University of British Columbia. He is also the recipient of the (U.S.) National Award for Nuclear Science and History (2009), an Honorary Doctorate of Science, North Carolina State University (2005) and the Ford Foundation Fellowship (1969-1972).

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