David Steele

David Steele is a retired molecular biologist and the vice-president of Earthsave Canada.

He’s been shrinking his carbon footprint since 1989 when he stopped eating meat. In 1993, after reading a study documenting the out-sized contribution of jet aircraft to global warming, he gave up flying, too. It took him until 2006, but after much internal struggle, that year he bid a final farewell to driving a car.