Burkhard Mausberg

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part of a series on Water

About the speaker

Burkhard Mausberg was the founding CEO of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Greenbelt Fund for twelve years, making the Greenbelt the most popular and successful environmental initiative in its time.

A leader in Ontario’s environmental/food sector, Mausberg has worked for non-profit groups for three decades. Before joining the Greenbelt Foundation, he directed the programs of the Ivey Foundation.

Mausberg was also CEO of several environmental organizations, such as Environmental Defence and Great Lakes United, which he transformed into essential forces for change. Mausberg has served on NGO boards, on the Boards of Government agencies/commissions, and mentors young talent to become skillful leaders in their field.

He writes extensively on vital issues in diverse settings, and in 2017 published the award-winning book Ontario’s Greenbelt: Protecting and Cultivating a Great Ontario Treasure (Barlow Books).

Mausberg studied environmental science at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto, where he also taught for eight years. He lives in Toronto with his daughters.

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