For nearly 30 years, Chris Winter has been a leading advocate for conservation in Canada. As Executive Director for the Conservation Council of Ontario, he drafted a provincial conservation strategy and designed projects and campaigns to promote conservation, including:
- the Great Green Directory, connecting people with conservation solutions;
- Doors Closed campaign, promoting responsible air conditioning in stores;
- the Ontario Conservation Summit, bringing conservation leaders together;
- Conservation Trends research to monitor changes in opinions and behaviours.
Chris was a founder of Jane’s Walk, now an internationally successful annual event that sees local leaders host free community walks. He helped the City of Toronto design the Live Green Toronto membership card, giving green consumers rewards for shopping at local green stores. He recently won the 2012 Green Toronto Award for leadership.
As the project director for Canada Conserves, Chris is keen to find ways to promote conservation and conservation strategies across Canada.
He can be reached at chris (at) canadaconserves.ca.