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The

Sensible

Environmentalist

Dr. Patrick Moore

The Sensible Environmentalist Five years in the making, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore’s new book and speaking topic, Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist, has arrived.

“Dr. Patrick Moore has always believed in a practical, straightforward approach to environmental problem-solving. In these challenging times, I think that’s exactly the kind of environmental leadership people are looking for. ...Patrick’s great talent is his ability to clearly set out the environmental challenges we face and identify innovative solutions that fully take into account both people and the environment. Through our work together, I’ve found Patrick has the courage of his convictions as he helps chart a practical course toward sustainability.” Rudy Giuliani Former Mayor of New York City

From energy independence to climate change, genetic engineering to aquaculture, Moore sheds new light on some of the most controversial subjects in the news today. Moore’s presentation is also a fascinating account of his many years spent as the ultimate Greenpeace insider. He delves into why, after 15 years, he decided to leave Greenpeace to establish a more sensible, science-based approach to environmentalism. An informed, provocative speaker, Dr. Moore persuasively argues that we need to rethink our conventional wisdom about the environment and inspires new ways of thinking about environmental challenges.

To find out how Moore can inspire delegates with his vision of a more sustainable world for your next conference or event, contact: National Speakers Bureau Toronto / East Office 1-800-360-1073 Vancouver / West Office 1-800-661-4110 www.nsb.com / speakers@nsb.com


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Environmentalist Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout - Forestry Industry Dr. Patrick Moore has played a prominent role in raising environmentalism to the forefront of public concern in Canada and throughout the world. Based on his book, Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout, Moore details his vision for a more sustainable world. One of his greatest talents is his ability to clearly set out the environmental challenges we face and identify innovative solutions. His principle beliefs for the forestry industry are based on logic and known scientific facts, avoiding sensationalism, and scare tactics: “We should grow more trees and use more wood. Wood is the most important renewable material and energy resource. Throughout the history of civilization, wood was the most important source of energy until coal and then oil and gas were harnessed over the past two centuries. Wood remains by far the most important source of renewable energy, and likely always will. Trees also supply well over 90 percent of our renewable materials: wood used extensively for construction and furniture, and paper used for printing, packaging, and sanitary paper products. It is patently ridiculous for environmentalists to be generally opposed to the most important renewable resource on earth. Yet this is the case. Emotional arguments based on misinformation give the impression that deforestation is caused by wood consumption. We have been misled into thinking that when we use wood we are causing a bit of forest to be lost somewhere, when in fact the consumption of wood sends a signal into the marketplace to plant more trees. Deforestation, the permanent loss of forests, is not caused by forestry or by using wood. It is caused by clearing forests for agriculture and cities. Rather than being some evil plot by multinational forestry corporations, deforestation is what we do to feed and house our population. Sustainable forestry results in reforestation, a win-win for the economy and the environment.” Dr. Patrick Moore This straight-forward, practical approach to environmental problem-solving is exactly what people are looking for in these challenging times. Bring Patrick Moore in to inspire your organization and provide a blue-print for the future. “The fact that you and Debbie have utilized

“Not only was Dr. Moore’s presentation perfect these to achieve the and veryskills timely,and but practices it also showed our members successes your careers really emphasizes that there are in environmentalists in the world that the point that they will make a difference have common sense... I’m recommending him asin aour speaker all of myenvironment.” colleagues in the industry. dailytoworking We need for him to get his message to the public.” Vince Wood Molding & Millwork Producers Association

“Dr. Moore captivated our audience with his talk on forest sustainability… Strategically, Dr. Moore’s talk inspires me to re-think about how our forest management practices contribute to sustainability.” Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources


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