Geoff Green is one of North America’s most passionate and inspiring speakers on the topics of Education, Environment, the Polar Regions and Adventure
Geoff's interview with George Stroumboulopoulos on CBC's 'The Hour'
Geoff is the founder of the award-winning program “Students on Ice.” Since 1999, he has taken over 2000 students, teachers, scientists and experts from over 50 countries to the polar regions. He is a passionate ambassador for the protection of the planet’s global ecosystem. He inspires and motivates groups of all ages around the world with tales of adventure, incredible visuals, and personal observations on topics such as leadership, vision, teamwork, climate change and the power of youth. A charismatic and entertaining speaker, Geoff's presentations are educational, inspirational, and unforgettable.
Geoff was appointed to the Order of Canada in December 2012 in recognition of his contributions as an environmental educator and explorer, and his commitment to conservation issues in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Geoff has received numerous awards and recognitions over the course of his career. Most notably, he was recently appointed to the prestigious Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honour. This was in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished service to his community and to his field “for his contributions as an environmental educator and explorer, notably his commitment to conservation issues in the Arctic and Antarctic." The Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s honours system and recognizes outstanding achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large.
In 2010, Geoff was selected as one of the Top 25 Transformational Canadians, a program sponsored by the Globe and Mail, CTV and Cyberpresse to celebrate Canadians who have sought to make a difference – not just by doing what they do, but through the demonstrable impact they've made on the world around them, whether in Canada or beyond.
- In December 2012, Geoff was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada.
- In 2010, Geoff was selected as one of 25 Transformational Canadians.
- In 2007 Geoff was awarded the Citation of Merit for outstanding feats of exploration and service by the prestigious Explorers Club in New York City.
- Geoff Green was voted one of “Canada’s Top 40 Leaders Under 40” in 2005.
- Outpost Magazine called Geoff Green one of the Top six Canadian Explorers to follow in 2004.
- In a March 20, 2004 Globe and Mail story, they called Geoff the man who has “revolutionized Polar and environmental education.”
- In 2003, Geoff was awarded the prestigious Michael J. Smith Award for Science Promotion, an annual award presented by the Canadian Government for an outstanding contribution to the promotion of science, through activities encouraging popular interest in science or developing science abilities.
Geoff has led over 200 worldwide expeditions to some of the most remote corners of the globe, including over 100 expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic.
The Students on Ice Foundation (Canada) and The Polar Education Foundation (US501c3), which Geoff founded, have helped to fund hundreds of students from around the world to participate on Arctic and Antarctic youth expeditions each year. All proceeds from Geoff’s speaking engagements go to these foundations for youth scholarships.