I am interested in how to engage diverse neighbourhoods, and other groups of people, in addressing big thorny issues such as climate change and hyper-consumption. I developed Green Bloc with the national charity Evergreen and it was chosen as one of the first of Vancouver's Greenest City Community projects. Funded by the Vancouver Foundation, among others, it tests new approaches to mobilizing blocks of city residents into blocs of citizens working to reduce their ecological footprint, individually and collectively. Click here to view video.
This personal commentary was published by The Vancouver Sun during a long, acrimonious teachers' dispute in British Columbia, gives some sense of my persuasive writing. Among the hats I have worn is a mousey fedora with card in the ribbon labelled Editorial page editor, The Gazette (Montreal). As well, my commentaries have been published in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Tyee, as well as The Vancouver Sun.
Jim Boothroyd travelled to Vilnius to research and write the text of this photo-essay for WHO. His teammate on the project was Piotr Malecki, a distinguished photo-journalist based in Warsaw. The essay was part of WHO's promotion of often embattled harm-reduction programs, key to halting the advance of HIV, hepatitis C and other infectious diseases in Eastern Europe, Russia and North America.
I was the field producer / writer of the Peru chapter of Access to Life, a photo-documentary/gallery exhibition and book that documented the benefits, and challenges, of expanding access to HIV antiretroviral therapy in ten countries, worldwide. Eli Reed, a Magnum Agency photographer and former Pullitzer Prize nominee was the photographer, on this major project by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.