Dr. Michael M'Gonigle is a political economist and environmental lawyer with an extensive background in environmental activism, as a co-founder of Greenpeace International, SmartGrowth BC, Forest Futures (Dogwood Initiative) and as a founding co-director of the Sierra Legal Defense Fund. As Chair of the Board of Greenpeace Canada, he initiated the Greenpeace forest campaign in 1990. Most recently he was a member of the Legal Mechanisms Experts Team devising innovative legal mechanisms for aboriginal and community-based management of British Columbia's Central and North Coasts. At the University of Victoria, he holds the Eco-Research Chair in Environmental Law and Policy, and is cross-appointed between the School of Environmental Studies and the Faculty of Law. In 1994 he co-authored Forestopia: A Practical Guide to the New Forest Economy.