Marcus Ginder, Managing Director, RiverSides
Marcus has been a dedicated advocate of environmental issues since well before he earned his bachelors degree in Environmental Science from Griffith University, Australia. He has a thirty-year track record as an active agent of environmental change with previous positions as Corporate Campaigner for Canopy, Pollution Prevention Manager with Environment Canada’s Great Lakes office, Manager of Pollution Probe’s Information Department, Consultant for World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and Project Coordinator with the Ontario Environment Network. He currently serves as Vice Chair of Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, has served on the Urban Environment Centre board of directors, and has chaired the Toronto Environment Alliance (TEA) during its formative years. He is proud to have been a founder of TEA as well as the popular Ecobunk Awards, now in its twenty-fifth year. He is a lifelong and avid traveller, and in Toronto manages a household with two teenagers, a large dog, and a grumpy cat. His spare time is spent working on his hundred-acre forest retreat near Creemore and curating Tattooed City, an online photo gallery of graffiti.