Dr. Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore, Ph.D. “The Sensible Environmentalist”

Co-Chair, Clean and Safe Energy Coalition

Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 40 years. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world's largest environmental activist organization.

In recent years, Dr. Moore has been focused on the promotion of sustainability and consensus building among competing concerns. He was a member of British Columbia government-appointed Round Table on the Environment and Economy from 1990 - 1994. In 1990, Dr. Moore founded and chaired the BC Carbon Project, a group that worked to develop a common understanding of climate change.

Dr. Moore currently serves as Chair and Chief Scientist of Greenspirit Strategies, a consultancy focusing on environmental policy and communications in forestry, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, mining, biodiversity, energy and climate change.

Dr. Moore served for four years as Vice President, Environment for Waterfurnace International, a manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps for residential heating and cooling with renewable earth energy.

As Chair of the Sustainable Forestry Committee of the Forest Alliance of BC from 1991 - 2002, he led the process of developing the "Principles of Sustainable Forestry" which were adopted by a majority of the industry.

In 2006, Dr. Moore was named Co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, an organization that promotes nuclear energy as a clean, safe, and dependable source of power. In 2009, Dr Moore was honored with the US National Award of Nuclear Science, by the National Atomic Museum Foundation.

In 2010, Dr. Moore published Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist. Confessions details Moore’s vision for a more sustainable world, on topics from energy independence to climate change, genetic engineering to aquaculture.

About the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition

The CASEnergy Coalition is a national grassroots coalition of nearly 2,600 members that unites unlikely allies across the business, environmental, academic, consumer and labor community to support nuclear energy. We believe that nuclear energy can improve energy security, ensure clean air quality, and enhance the quality of life and economic well-being of all Americans. The Coalition is led by Christine Todd Whitman, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and former New Jersey Governor, and Dr. Patrick Moore, a co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace.