“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – from The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss.
The first time you meet Alan White, he’ll tell you his favourite story is The Lorax. Every time you talk to Alan after that first meeting, you’ll realize that he is utterly genuine in his passion and commitment to the environment.
Alan is dedicated to providing “air security” to Canadians – to provide the ability to live well outside. He plans to use his 30 years of business and volunteer experience in the landscape industry to accomplish that goal.
Looking back more than a decade, Alan was an early champion of the Green Cities movement, especially when in 2011 he rallied more than 250 volunteers and all donated materials to restore St. James Park in Toronto.
He holds an unwavering belief in providing the benefits of green spaces to people who live in cities, with the knowledge that clean air is borderless, and the ability to breathe well is a both a necessity and a basic human right.
“Together, we can make a difference globally in ensuring urban green spaces remain part of our environment and our future. They are the lungs of our cities.”
Alan’s current leadership and volunteer service includes:
– Climate Adaptation Chair, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
– Director, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
– Vice Chairman, IPM Council of Canada
– Director, Executive Advisory Team, Project Evergreen