As Director of Eco-West, Dany Robidoux works with businesses, community-based organizations and all three levels of government to create action plans aimed at building widespread commitment towards sustainable development in rural municipalities across Canada.
Since 2008, Dany has played a key role in the conducting of GHG emissions inventories, as well as the development of cogeneration (CHP) and composting/recycling initiatives, the sustainable disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW) using ‘waste to value-added’ technologies, wastewater treatment as well as biomass heating and transportation projects.
Beginning in the spring of 2014, Dany and members of his team have been travelling across Western Canada, recruiting municipalities that have expressed an interest in joining the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). Over 30 Manitoba communities have already joined the PCP program, having since found a great deal of success in their sustainability endeavours.
Dany currently resides in Winnipeg, MB, and holds both a B.A. and B. Comm. (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba. He is a board member of the Manitoba Association of Regional Recyclers (MARR), as well as the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Environmental Leadership Council.
Dany is also a Climate Leader with the Climate Reality Project Canada. He was personally trained by former U.S. President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore on ways to educate the public about the science and impacts of climate change as well as solutions to address global climate crisis issues.