Geoff and his activities have been followed extensively in the international media. Stories have appeared in The Globe & Mail, London Guardian, New York Daily News, Hindu Times, Nunatsiaq News, MacLeans, Canadian Geographic, Newsday, Toronto Star, Above & Beyond magazine, Vancouver Province, LA Times, New York Times, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Australian Post, La Presse, and dozens of other small newspapers, magazines and publications around the world. Geoff has been featured on Discovery Channel, TV Ontario, CNN, CBC’s Canada Now, The Hour (CBC), Canada AM, CBC Radio coast to coast to coast in French and English, Global National News, CTV News, Dubai Radio, and the Weather Network. A Reader’s Digest Canada feature story about Geoff and Students on Ice was in January 2006 issue.
Geoff featured on Radio Canada's 'Les Visionnaires'
Watch Geoff Green featured in Radio Canada's'Les Visionnaires'
July 18, 2012 (in French)
Geoff featured on CTV
Seamus O'Reagan of CTV interviews Geoff regarding his investiture as a Transformational Canadian.
CBC Ottawa Morning's Kathleen Petty talks to Geoff Green about ten years of polar expeditions. You can listen to the interview here >>
Canada’s Northern Identity
Arctic Explorer Seeks Funding to bring the North to the South
Media coverage of the Students on Ice Arctic 2012 Expedition
Students on Ice Antarctic Youth Expedition 2010 Documentary Airs on CBC
Alanna Mitchell’s documentary Melting Ice recently aired on CBC Radio One. Listen here >>
Sail on the Arctic Tern with Alexandra Cousteau
Sailing through Ontario's Thousand Islands Aboard the Arctic Tern. Read More >>
25 Transformational Canadians
Geoff has been selected as one of Canada's 25 Transformational Canadians. Read about the program >>
See Geoff's 'Transformational Canadians' interview on Canada AM >>
Royal Canadian Geographical Gold Medal in 2010
Geoff was a member Canada's International Polar Year National Committee which received the Royal Canadian Geographical Gold Medal in 2010
Geoff Green was recently profiled in Lifestyles Magazine in a feature story by Janis Raisen entitled
"Geoff Green: Green Giant." Click on the the following pages to read the story:
Ottawa Citizen's 'People to Watch'
Geoff Green has been selected as one of Ottawa’s “People to Watch in 2010.” The Ottawa Citizen chose 12 Ottawans whose “ideas are driving the future – around the corner and around the world.” Click here to read the story. (Photo: Julie Oliver, Ottawa Citizen)
Geoff Green speaks at Halton's 'Breakfast on the Environment'
Geoff Green (right) with Jessica Tarka (left) and Regional Chair Gary Carr (centre) at the Halton Environment Leadership Award ceremony held in Burlington. Tarka is the winner of Halton's 2011 Environmental Leadership Award. (Photo: Metroland Media Group)
Listen to Geoff Green’s interview with Andy Barrie,
Host of CBC’s Metro Morning >>
Geoff appears in Microsoft “I am a PC” television advertisement. >>
Geoff appears in the new Microsoft “I'm a PC” commercials alongside the likes of Bill Gates, Eva Longoria, Tony Parker, Deepak Chopra, Bernard Harris and others. Check out two of the commercials at the links below:
Geoff was featured in the Calgary Herald on April 2, 2009. Click below to read it!
CBC The National reporter Ioanna Roumeliotis featured Geoff and the Students on Ice International Polar Year Antarctic University Expedition 2009. Click below to watch it!
Geoff and Students on Ice was featured on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet. Click below to watch!
Geoff was interviewed by George Stroumboulopoulos on CBC's The Hour on January 13, 2009
Behind "I'm a PC"
A diver in a shark cage? Eva Longoria? That crazy building? "I'm a PC and I sell fish"? As recent Microsoft pitchman Jerry Seinfeld would say, "What's the deal with those new ads?"
And so we turn to Web search to learn the story behind these suddenly ubiquitous spots. (Microsoft owns MSN.)
First, some background. In 2006, Apple Computer unveiled the first "Get a Mac" ad, featuring a tweedy, middle-aged John Hodgman as "PC" and hoodie-wearing hipster Justin Long as "Mac."
In the new Microsoft spots, Sean Siler (a Microsoft employee who bears a strong resemblance to Hodgman) intones, "Hello. I'm a PC. And I've been made into a stereotype." Celebrities, ordinary people and more than 60 other Microsoft employees (including Bill Gates) attempt to take back the tarnished term, proudly proclaiming, "I'm a PC."
In the week after the ads debuted, queries for "PC" spiked slightly, while "Mac" queries remained stable. Queries for Deepak Chopra, who is featured in the new ads, also rocketed ahead of Jerry Seinfeld searches this week.
Whether you're a Mac or a PC, the spots are generating a lot of buzz online. "It's just like the 'Cola Wars' … only nerdier," says the Consumerist blog. Here's some trivia about the spots:
The literally "green" building featured in the ad? Architect Edouard François' Tower Flower, an apartment building in Paris covered with bamboo planted in 380 concrete planters.
The guy with the polar bear? Students on Ice founder Geoff Green, veteran of 74 Antarctic expeditions and 31 Arctic expeditions.
It's true. Some images used in the Microsoft campaign were made on a Mac, according to PC World. Microsoft says that creative agencies commonly use a wide variety of software and hardware to produce content, including both Macs and PCs.
Is the "blue screen of death" a PC? This parody ad thinks so.
And what happened to the Seinfeld-Gates commercials? Despite Internet speculation that the duo was retired early because of a lukewarm response, the ad agency behind the commercials says a third installment is waiting in the wings.