GEOFF LE BOUTILLIER
For 30 years a filmmaker, broadcaster, consultant and industry pioneer, Geoff is best known as an environmental activist and community builder - a driving force for change along Nova Scotia's South Shore through numerous NGOs, alliances, and coalitions, and most prominently through the New Democratic Party of Nova Scotia.
St. Margaret's Bay Stewardship Association, which Geoff founded. He leads the charge on a number of fronts, including...
Our HRM - an alliance of Halifax-based NGOs forging the city's future. Representing the environment and rural interests Geoff serves on HRM's Community Design Advisory Committee, helping mould the city's future, RP+5.
Geoff chaired Nova Scotia's "Buy Back the Mersey" coalition which helped get a half a million acres of working forest into the hands of Nova Scotians. Now he's working hard to establish a St. Margaret's Bay Community Forest run by, with, and for the surrounding communities. The forest at last can play a key role in revitalizing the province's rural economy.
In addition to his work with the SMBSA, Geoff is also active in Canada's New Democratic Party. In Nova Scotia as President of the Chester-St. Margaret's riding, and Co-chair of the party's Environment Committee, he serves on the party's Provincial Council and its Executive. On the federal level he represents Nova Scotia on the National Council and serves on the Environment Commission.