Michael Polanyi

Climate Campaigner, Toronto Environmental Alliance - Toronto, Canada
Toronto, Canada
Michael Polanyi

Peter Kalmus’ book Be The Change helped me realize how significant emissions are from flying. I got rid of my car, became a vegetarian, and purchase renewable gas and electricity for my home. Stopping flying is the next – and difficult – step that I am now committed to take. I have loved traveling very much in my life. But unless we step up and make sacrifices, our advocacy efforts for a fossil fuel free world ring hollow. And, as as Peter’s book outlines, there is much joy to be found in local travel!

I lead community engagement and advocacy work for a non-profit organization. I am focused on supporting Toronto’s transition to a zero carbon city in a way that maximizes heath and economic benefits for equity-seeking communities.