Joe Vipond has worked as an emergency physician for twenty years, currently at the Rockyview General Hospital. He has been active on the climate crisis since learning of its dire repercussions nine years ago. His first advocacy campaign was as a spokesperson for the Alberta Coal Phase-Out movement, and more recently, the Canadian Coal Phase-Out network, and these have had an impact on approximately 66 MT of greenhouse gas emissions, or 9% of Canada’s total GHGs. He is the President of the national charity Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. He is also the co-founder and co-chair of the local non-profit the Calgary Climate Hub. In non-climate advocacy, he co-founded the COVID advocacy groups Masks4Canada and ProtectOurProvinceAlberta. Joe grew up in Calgary and continues to live there with his wife and two young daughters.