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Stephen Leahy

Posted on Aug 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Community Supported Environmental Journalism and Water Footprint Stephen Leahy discusses his latest book on our water footprint and on how he’s made Community Supported Environmental Journalism work for him. After two decades writing about environmental issues in the public interest Leahy has also employed crowd sourcing as a way to finance his work. In 2014 he...

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STARS and Pop Cans: The Nova Scotia Community College sustainability video

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 | 0 comments

Our video on sustainability at the Nova Scotia Community College is up! See it here: Most of our time and effort around here is spent on GreenRights and The Green Interview – but we're also an independent production house, and from time to time we're commissioned to make a video for a organization, a company or some other client. This one –...

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Andrew Weaver

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 | 0 comments

Andrew Weaver is a climate scientist, faculty at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, and in 2013 made history when he became the first ever Green Party member elected to a provincial legislature in Canada. In 2007, Weaver was part of the climate-change team that won the Nobel Prize for their work with theIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)....

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Kartikeya Sarabhai

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Kartikeya V. Sarabhai is one of the world’s leading environmental educators, and a dedicated community builder – and also an astute and well-regarded industrialist. Sarabhai is the founder and director of India’s Centre for Environment Education, headquartered in Ahmedabad. With 400 professional staff in 40 offices across the country, advising every...

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Jane Goodall

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Jane Goodall is a primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and environmental advocate whose studies with chimpanzees in Tanzania have changed not only our understanding of chimpanzees but also our understanding of the nature of human beings. Today she devotes virtually all of her time to advocacy on behalf of chimpanzees and the environment, travelling nearly 300...

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Bunker Roy

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy was born in Burnpur Bengal, present-day West Bengal in 1945. His nickname “Bunker” comes from the Bengali habit of rhyming siblings’ names; his brother’s name was “Shanker.” Roy is proud to be a Bengali. Bengalis, he says, have a reputation for being forward-looking, for being great thinkers and talkers, for being emotional, and for...

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Gregory Cajete

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Gregory is a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has pioneered reconciling indigenous perspectives in sciences with a Western academic setting. Cajete earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and sociology from New...

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The Take Charge! Tour: Silver Donald Speaks on Energy Efficiency

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 | 0 comments

I'm excited to tell you that I'm partnering with Efficiency Nova Scotia on a province-wide speaking tour to promote energy efficiency. Take Charge! Saving Money, Creating Jobs and Helping the Planet will launch in Truro tomorrow, November 26. I'll be speaking in Stellarton December 1, and in Sydney December 8, and visiting Amherst, Bridgewater,...

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Mayor Kelly Muffs His Moment

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 | 0 comments

  History just tossed Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly the political opportunity of a lifetime. Kelly blew it spectacularly. And everyone in the city is diminished by his failure.   For decades, the chattering classes have been deploring the apathy of the young. The young don’t care about public affairs, they don’t vote, they have no interest in...

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Silver Donald Cameron’s TEDx talk on Gross National Happiness in Bhutan

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 | 0 comments

I’m a huge fan of the TED talks, 18-minute nuggets of wisdom, insight, fun and stimulation. If you don’t know them, you have a treat in store at www.ted.com. So I was thrilled when I was invited to speak at a TEDx event in Halifax last June – a local, self-organized occasion licensed by TED to bring people together to share a TED-like experience. I...

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Kartikeya Sarabhai!

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 | 0 comments

Kartikeya Sarabhai is one of the world’s leading environmental educators, the founder and director of India’s Centre for Environment Education. Starting as a tiny NGO in Ahmedabad, Sarabhai’s home town, the Centre has grown to encompass 400 professional staff in 40 offices across the country. It reaches into every school system in India, working in...

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Wild Halifax and The Parliament of Life – Sunday column, April 18, 2011

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 | 1 comment

I’ve never participated in a Council of All Beings. Not yet. Councils of All Beings were designed by proponents of “deep ecology” to give people a direct emotional experience of their profound connection with the rest of the natural world. Deep ecology holds that the world was not made for human exploitation, that all its features have intrinsic...

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Study Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba!

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 | 0 comments

Here’s a note from my friend Wendy Holm, the noted agrologist, who teaches at UBC and is now leading a for-credit course in Cuba. A great opportunity for anyone involved with food and agriculture!   Just a quick note to say registration is NOW OPEN for my MAY 2011 University of British Columbia 3 credit course  International Field Studies in...

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Bunker Roy!!

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 | 0 comments

We recently posted our interview with Bunker Roy, the founder of India’s Barefoot College, and an educational thinker of ruthless robustness. He won’t educate people who have been spoiled by formal education, and he doesn’t think highly of men as students, either. Among his greatest successes have been grandmothers from Africa, Afghanistan and the...

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Blog Posts and Reviews of A Million Futures

Posted on Jan 31, 2011 | 0 comments

I’m happy to see that my recent book is getting some attention. A Million Futures: The Remarkable Legacy of the CAnada Millennium Scholarship Foundation was published last September. Here’s a nice little Q&A that Halifax writer Richard Levangie does with recently-published authors: http://seventhestatepr.com/blog/2011/01/26/459/ And here’s...

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The Green Interview is On The Air!

Posted on Dec 20, 2010 | 0 comments

 The Green Interview is on the air! Segments of the interviews are being broadcast over the educational services of Mount St. Vincent University. That’s Channel 333 on Eastlink Cable anywhere in the four Atlantic Provinces of Canada, and over the air on ASN (the Atlantic Satellite Network).   What we’re broadcasting are 20-minute excerpts from...

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The Community as Campus — Sunday column, December 12, 2010

Posted on Dec 13, 2010 | 0 comments

I am standing atop a narrow ten-storey building in downtown Trois Rivières, Québec., gazing out across the immensity of the St. Lawrence. My companions include Rémi Tremblay, a senior administrator at the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières, and Jeanne Charbonneau, who heads a social enterprise known as Vire-Vert....

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