Tooker Gomberg was one
of Canada’s most influential environmental and human rights
activists, colourful and controversial, creative, daring, and
incredibly diverse in his methods and interests. He was one of a
kind. His death in March 2004 left thousands of Canadian and
international activists bereft and full of unanswered questions.
But, what you may not know about Tooker is that he was an early
believer in the power of consumer video technologies as a tool for
social change. Thus, we bring you TookerTV.
Tooker Gomberg was a people’s
politician and spokesperson for the environment. He traveled the
world to bring home stories of ‘Greenspiration’. His passion for the
planet and people gifted him with a vision to define future trends. He
joyfully communicated complex information as beautifully simple
solutions available to anyone. He worked tirelessly, demanding the best
from his colleagues and teams of volunteers, many of which became
citizen activists in their own rights. As Edmonton City Councilor, he
spearheaded many innovations that are now respected worldwide. He made
one believe that a new world was within our grasp. Tragically, Tooker
succumbed to clinical depression, which claimed his life at an early
age, and so is not here to witness his “radical” ideas now entering the
mainstream in 2009.
“TookerTV – An Activist’s Life
Caught on Tape” is a compilation of Tooker’s produced works on video.
Profits from the sale of this video will be put toward the “TookerTV
Documentary Project”. Buy DVD
“TookerTV – The Documentary
project” We are raising funds to produce a documentary of the life and
times of Tooker Gomberg. For more information and to support the
Tooker succumbed to activist burnout and then depression. Tragically, an
adverse drug reaction to his anti-depressant drug claimed his life at an
early age, and so he is not here to witness his “radical” ideas now
entering the mainstream in 2009. Find out more