Bruce Lourie

Bruce is one of Canada’s leading environmental thinkers and co-author of the best selling book Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health. He is President of Ivey Foundation, a private charitable foundation in Canada, a Director of the Ontario Power Authority and a Director of the San Francisco-based Consultative Group on Biological Diversity.  He is an honorary director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and a member of World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Advisory Committee.

Bruce is a founder of a number of for profit and non-profit organizations including Summerhill Group, a prominent consulting company in Toronto; the Sustainability Network, a highly regarded capacity building organization; and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network.  He has acted on numerous international, federal, provincial and municipal bodies advising on environmental and energy policy issues. Bruce has degrees in Geology, Environmental Studies and a near-complete doctorate.