Green Festival Speakers

Jeff Golfman



An eco-entrepreneur for the last 24 years, way before it was ever cool, Jeff is an Honours Graduate of the Ivey School of Business.

He is the Co-Founder and President of Prairie Pulp & Paper Inc. , which is active in the research, development and sales of recycling agricultural wheat straw fibres into tree-free chlorine-free sulfur-free paper (www.stepforwardpaper.com).

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Jeff has had, and continues to have, many lives.

He’s created things. He was the founder of Winnipeg’s Blue Box curbside recycling program, 20 years ago, as well as Pulse Furniture, a custom furniture manufacturer that creates sweat shop free furniture in Canada, for clients all over North America. (www.pulsestyle.com)

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He’s philanthropic. Jeff is the Founder and Volunteer President of Green Kids Inc., an environmental education touring theatre charity for Children which has inspired over 1 million students in 1,000 + schools since 1991. (www.greenkids.com).

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He’s been an event organizer. Over the years Earthday, Donald Trump, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Dr. David Suzuki have been featured.

He’s won awards: The Federal Business Development Bank’s Entrepreneur of the Year, The Sustainable Development Award of Excellence, Western Living’s Westexpressed and the Silver Lining Award.

He practices what he preaches (although he would never preach, really). He has infectious, boundless energy derived from his low impact lifestyle, large world view, active days and dietary choices.

Jeff is the creator & face of The Cool Vegetarian which can be found at www.thecoolvegetarian.com

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