Eric Novak is the Editor in Chief and principal contributor to EnviroDad.com.
He is also the President and founder of Modern Media Perspectives. In this role, he provides media consulting services related to public and media relations, marketing and communications. Eric is a consultant, video producer, TV host, writer, blogger and custom publisher.
Eric is a nationally recognized public speaker and has presented talks and seminars on topics that relate to his profession and his passions such as marketing, communications, social media and media relations. He has also been personally trained by both Al Gore and Dr. David Suzuki to deliver a version of the slide show presentation featured in the movie An Inconvenient Truth on behalf of Mr. Gore to Canadians. Since being first trained in 2008, Eric has presented to more than 30,000 Canadians in several provinces on the subject of Global Climate Change. He has spoken at such prestigious events such as a TEDx Conference, the Greening Government Conference and the inaugural #140 Conference Ontario.
From 2009 until March, 2011 he was the author of the popular Who’s Your Daddy Blog which appears on Erica Ehm’s very successful Yummy Mummy Club website as he shared weekly with his international readership what it’s like to be a parent to 4 young children. In addition to his writing on EnviroDad.com, Eric has contributed to numerous outlets such as the Toronto Star, Canadian Living Magazine, Parentsource.ca, SNAP newspapers, Canadian Family Magazine, Globalnews.ca, AOL Canada, The Huffington Post and other publications. In 2012 the PR firm Cision identified Eric as one of the most influential Dad Bloggers in Canada.
In 2014 Eric was honored to receive the Sustainability Champion Award from the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade.
Eric has also become one of Canada’s few dedicated eco and family-focused automotive journalists. He is a co-creator of the Canadian Green Car Award, and sits as both a member of the steering committee and a judge. The EnviroDad Test Drive has quickly become the most popular page on Envirodad.com and his video reviews found on his You Tube channel regularly receive tens of thousands of views. Eric is the Eco-Auto Expert for Toronto News Channel CP24 and appears regularly on their program AutoShop. He is also sought out as a subject expert frequently by media outlets on the subject of Green Cars and automobiles in general.
Consistent with his passion for inspiring youth, Eric accepted a part-time faculty position in 2014 at Seneca College in Toronto where he teaches in the Green Business Management program, a post-graduate offering affiliated with the School of Business Management.
Eric has had many forays into television as well. He created The Novak Report special feature for Channel 12, CHEX TV Durham which created unique business features from coast to coast. Eric was also the host and co-producer of the television series Great Professional Stories which showcased great business stories across Ontario. His voice can also be heard on a number of radio commercials and corporate audio/video productions.
As a Video Producer, Eric and his production team have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of companies to help tell their stories through the use of high quality video. Their client list covers a wide range of sizes and specialties that include Sears, The Climate Reality Project Canada, The United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The City of Elliot Lake, Ontario, The Town of Whitby, The Toronto Catholic District School Board, The Scarboro Golf Club and more.
Eric and his wife Karen have 4 children and reside in Ajax, Ontario.