Chris Turner

Chris Turner

Author, speaker and strategist, providing Canada’s authoritative voice on sustainability and the global cleantech boom

Presentation:
The Urban Leap

About Chris Turner

Chris Turner is an author, speaker and strategist, providing Canada’s authoritative voice on sustainability and the global cleantech boom. His latest book is The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper’s Canada. His 2011 book, The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy, was published in 2011; the Globe and Mail called it “one of the most arresting arguments for building a green economy yet in print.” He is also the author of the bestsellers The Geography of Hope and Planet Simpson, and his feature writing has earned nine National Magazine Awards. Turner was the Green Party candidate in the 2012 Calgary Centre byelection and a 2013 Berton House writer-in-residence in Dawson City, Yukon. He lives in Calgary with his wife and two children. Visit Chris Turner’s webpage with the National Speakers Bureau.