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Chris Turner

The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy
Author, speaker, strategist
Calgary, Alberta

CHRIS TURNER is an author, speaker and strategist, providing Canada’s authoritative voice on sustainability and the global cleantech boom and the author of five books. His most recent book is How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change, a collection of his award-winning essays and feature writing. His 2011 book, The Leap was a National Business Book Award finalist; the Globe and Mail called it "one of the most arresting arguments for building a green economy yet in print." He was a Berton House writer-in-residence in Dawson City, Yukon, in 2013. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, with his wife and two children, where he is working on a book about the oil sands