Carl Duivenvoorden

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Carl Duivenvoorden

Environmental issues, Energy efficiency, Effective presentations, Parliamentary procedure, Motivation

Travels From: Upper Kingsclear, NB
Fee Range: $2500 – $3500

 

Biography

THE ENVIRONMENT is a complicated, multi-faceted and ever-changing subject.  Most people want to do the right thing, but aren’t really sure what that ‘right thing’ is.  And amid the daily flood of new – and sometimes contradictory – information, it can be hard to sort fact from fiction.

Carl Duivenvoorden can help – with insightful, entertaining keynotes, workshops and seminars designed to help audiences learn how they can save money, energy and the environment.

Carl clarifies, educates and motivates.  A longstanding member of Toastmasters International, he specializes in presenting complicated issues in a clear and easy-to-understand way.  He presents on subjects as diverse as corporate sustainability and how to influence behaviours to renewable energy and the coming smart grid to everyday solutions at home, at work and on the trip between – because all factor into a healthy planet.  He brings passion, eloquence and fun to every speech he delivers.

Carl was raised on a dairy farm in northern New Brunswick.  His diverse early agricultural career took him to over 25 countries, from New Zealand to Vietnam to Brazil.  But from his early days in the village of Belledune, Carl always had an uneasy concern about human impacts on our global environment.  In 2006, he read “An Inconvenient Truth”, the book that catapulted climate change onto the global agenda.  In April 2007, he became one of the first Canadians to be personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore to present live versions of his Academy Award-winning slideshow.

Since then, Carl has presented to over 300 audiences, in English and French.  In September 2011, he was one of 23 presenters chosen worldwide to join Al Gore in “24 Hours of Reality”, a climate change awareness event livestreamed to a global audience of millions; he spoke from Ilulissat, Greenland.

Carl’s newspaper column, Green Ideas, is published regularly in a half dozen New Brunswick papers.

Topics: 

On a Green Theme: 

Opening Keynotes
Customized, thought-provoking messages about environmental challenges, science and solutions, to set the stage and tone for your event.  Backed by striking images and powerful graphics, Carl’s presentations are clear, entertaining and solution-oriented.

Your GREEN filter
A fun but eye-opening look at how our everyday decisions impact the world around us, with a lasting message that will have you thinking – and seeing – green!

Treading lightly: 15 sure-fire ways to reduce your carbon footprint
A checklist of simple but critical actions for anyone who wants to do the right thing but isn’t sure exactly what that ‘right thing’ is

Start saving energy today
Where does all that energy we pay for go? A lighthearted, hands-on look at home and office power consumption, with ideas on how to start saving today

Idling 101
An overview of light and heavy vehicle idling and emissions, with simple, clear, sensible guidelines to help your organization start saving money, fuel and the environment instantly

GREEN Lingo: 10 new expressions you need to know
Puzzled by some of that new eco-vocabulary?  Get ready to learn about Affluenza, Locavores, Peak Oil, Greenwashing and more!

Motivation, Leadership and Speaking:

Laughing through the motions: parliamentary procedure for beginners
A fun and informative look at motions, amendments and debate for anyone who’s ever had to chair a meeting

Make Your Point: How to speak with purpose, authority and effect
Dynamic tips and techniques you can use to grab, hold and WOW your next audience

From Citizen to Leader: Discovering and channelling the talents that will help YOU change the world
Reconnect with your passions, inventory your strengths and find the combination that will help you make a positive difference in the world around you.

Testimonials

“Carl’s presentation was informative and thought-provoking.  We saw changed behaviours the very next day – we’re saving money and becoming a more environmentally friendly company.”  Paul MacDonald, Director of HR& Safety, Dexter Construction, Halifax, NS 

“Just a quick thank you for… the last two days.  You’ve changed my life, I drive differently, I wash my hands differently and I am beginning to think differently. Most of all I can see opportunities for Rodd Hotels and Resorts to do our part to save the planet and help us in our operational costs.” Jim Gertridge, Director of Operations, Rodd Hotels and Resorts, Charlottetown, PE 

“Outstanding presentation – you are an impressive speaker who inspired us and motivated us to take action.” Mark Joseph, CEO, Veolia Transportation, Silver Spring, MD

 “Carl was a wonderful choice for the keynote speaker.” Audience comment, Build Green Atlantic 

“I wondered if Carl would be able to engage, captivate and hold on to his audience for the duration – he did. It was educational, informative and well executed.” Brad Woodside, Mayor, City of Fredericton

 “You should be cloned so more of you can get the message out!”  Audience comment, ACASE, Charlottetown, PE

“10+ – more than what I was hoping for!” Nancy Kilfoil, Conference Coordinator, NB Operating Room Nurses

 “Carl is an amazing speaker!” “Should be (mandatory) for everybody.” “Every bit as interesting as the last time I saw you.” Anonymous comments, National Public Service Week Presentation, Moncton, NB

 “This changed my life and I will try to be environmentally conscious.” Anonymous student comment, Carleton North High School, Florenceville-Bristol, NB

 “Best presentation I’ve seen.”  “Best Q and A person I ever met.” Conservation Corps of NL Youth Green Teams training, Corner Brook, NL

 “Great presenter and presenter energy – can we bottle that J ?” Anonymous comment, St. Anthony, NL

 

 

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