Speakers

Looking for someone to speak at a conference, school or event on a Greenbelt-related topic?
 
Our members are based in local communities throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe and can speak to a number of issues including sprawl, agriculture, conservation and public engagement.
 
To arrange an interview you may also contact: Stephanie Kohls Communications Director, Environmental Defence (416) 323-9521 x232
 
 
Organization
Contact Person
Telephone
Region(s) of Focus
Area of expertise/experience
905-649-2433
Federal lands in North Pickering
Raising awareness and advocacy about the preservation of land for food.
416-960-6075
Greenbelt, Durham
Greenbelt issues, growing the greenbelt and growth in Durham region
416-208-0252 or 647-891-9550
Rouge and Duffin Watersheds, Toronto East
Rouge National Park, Pickering Airport Lands, Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve, YDSS Big Pipe and Markham Bypass
Best Environment for Streetsville/Sierra Club Peel/NICO
Peter Orphanos
647-680-5372 or 905-567-7425
Peel - Halton
Natural capital, Greenbelt and land use policy
905-883-3047
Southern York Region
Planning, tree by-laws, significant woodlands, wildlife and endangered species, cultural heritage landscapes, heritage, archeology, light pollution, sewage, water and municipal infrastructure issues.
705-445-0357
The Blue Mountain Watershed
Environmental health and integrity of Blue Mounntain watershed, aggregates
Gideon Foreman
416-306-2273
GTA
Organic Farming
Graham Flint
905-659-5417
Hamilton/Halton (border with Hamilton)
Aggregates (leading opposition to the first Greenfield quarry in the Natural Heritage System of the Greenbelt); source water protection, significant woodlands, species at risk, preservation of agricultural lands; farm viability; Hamilton's Rural Official Plan update and incorporation of the Greenbelt Plan and the GGH Growth Plan
Andrew McCammon
416 231 9484
ALL, but realistically those close to Toronto
Headwater protection; watershed management; Provincial Policy Statement; Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan
 
 
King Township
Land use planning for rural areas; Peaker plant opposition; OMB hearings for Big Pipe and other threats to the countryside and protection of the Oak Ridges Moraine.
905-660-9782
York Region
Awareness-raising of the impact of toxic substances on the environment and on human health; environmental issues in York Region; healthy lifestyle alternatives; ecologically sound and sustainable solutions; orangic lawn care; ndusrial hemp (new project)
519-647-0307
Farmland grab outside of the Greenbelt in Brant County
Farmland grab; conservation easements; growing the Greenbelt to include Brant County
 
Northern York Region and Southern Simcoe County, Lake Simcoe watershed
Urban sprawl; infrastructure projects and growth