Chris Lowry is an award winning media producer with a focus on deep sustainability. He has produced internationally acclaimed TV documentary, drama, and animated films. As a sustainability specialist Chris has a strong track record as producer, consultant and writer for clients in the private sector, NGOs, government and international agencies.
He is also a writer and editor of publications including magazines, books, annual reports, training manuals and educational materials, and has overseen the production of many language versions of both print and video materials. Comfortable with all types of communications including PR and effective press releases, his strengths are in creative collaboration, social marketing and persuasive engagement of all stakeholders for mutual benefit.
He co-founded Green Enterprise Toronto (2005-2009), Street Kids International (1988-1998), Razorback Press, and The Journal of Wild Culture. Chris has also worked with agencies such as MSF/Doctors Without Borders (Canada) in the field of child health and rights.
In the film and television field he has produced projects with John Walker, Derek Lamb, Steven DeNure, NFB, and Atlantis Films. He has won awards for his films and other work including a film portrait of the artist Jack Chambers and the AIDS education cartoon Karate Kids which was translated into 30 languages (Peter F. Drucker Award for Canadian Non-Profit Innovation).
Chris served on the faculty of the Institute Without Boundaries at George Brown College School of Design in 2004, and has taught Ontario high school students a 3 week course on international development and environment aboard a tall ship off the coast of Brazil. In 2004 he completed a Masters in Philosophy of Education (M.Ed.) at OISE/University of Toronto. He speaks reasonably good French and Spanish.
He has published articles and essays in Corporate Knights, Alternatives Journal, TheMarkNews, NOW Magazine, Wild Culture, Resurgence (UK), Behind The Headlines, Descant, World Health Forum (UN/WHO), Development Communication Report (UNICEF), and has written papers for Médecins Sans Frontières – Canada, CIDA Policy Branch, UNDP and Street Kids International. He recently completed a study of Principles of Sustainability in Action for Toronto’s Metcalf Foundation.
Chris enjoys public speaking and teaching. In recent years he has been invited to speak to classes and events for Schulich, McGill, and Ryerson business schools, OISE/U of T (Sustainability course), the World Future Society, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, the Catalytique group in Montreal, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies conference in Denver, the Canadian Society of Dance Artists annual meeting, the Ontario Green Party, and the Economic Developers Council of Ontario Conference to mention a few.