Daniel Green

Mr. Green has worked for more than 30 years on the issue of toxic substances in the environment.  His mandate is popularizing scientific knowledge in the field of ecotoxicology and managing outreach and public information programs.

His interventions on the issue of environmental contamination have led him to cooperate with various environmental and citizen associations experiencing contamination problems in their communities.  Over the years, he has managed to build a capacity to understand complex scientific problems in ecotoxicology and make this knowledge accessible to the general public.

From 1980 to 2000, Mr. Green headed the Société pour Vaincre la Pollution (SVP), an organization founded in 1970. SVP is one of Canada’s pioneer environmental groups.  During his mandate, Daniel Green took public stands on almost all major issues dealing with environmental contamination affecting the province of Quebec and Canada.  He took part in most debates on the management of toxic substances in the country.

In the late 80s, when began a general withdrawal of the federal government and of provincial administrations from the field of environmental protection, Mr. Green took on the challenge of finding concrete ways to compensate this reduction in the environmental monitoring of toxic substances.  Thus, for the last 15 years, he has been promoting various programs to enable the general population to ascertain by themselves contamination levels of their local environment by certain toxic and pathogenic substances.  This is done by implementing community sampling programs of wildlife, soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater, monitored through analyzes in accredited laboratories.

Mr. Green publicly intervenes at the community level, in the media and before the courts to defend the right of citizens to a healthy environment.  His current domains of activity are reducing the contamination of waterways by toxic substances and pathogenic micro-organisms; rehabilitation of hazardous waste sites; monitoring hazardous waste incinerators; toxic air pollutants; and the prevention and rehabilitation of oil spills.

Since 2000, Mr. Green is a consultant with the Sierra Club of Canada, SVP, Coalition Eau Secours, Fondation Rivières, Nature Québec, Parks Canada, and various Canadian municipalities, and he continues to act on behalf of SVP as this organization’s co-president.

Mr. Green has received university training in biological sciences and environmental science.