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Green Philosophy

David Suzuki

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 | 0 comments

David Suzuki is a legendary environmental champion. As a geneticist, author, broadcaster and teacher, Suzuki has been interpreting and defending nature to viewers and audiences in Canada—and the world—for more than 40 years. He has written 52 books, including 15 for children, and his television show, The Nature of Things, is seen in more than 40 countries. In 2005,...

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Ronald Wright

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Archaeology, says Ronald Wright – who began as an archaeologist – “is perhaps the best tool we have for looking ahead” because it allows us to see patterns in the rise and fall of human societies over the ages. It tells us “that people all over the world, time and again, have made similar advances and mistakes.” When societies fail – and almost all do, sooner or...

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David Orton

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Normally The Green Interview produces its own biographies of the people we interview — but the interview with David Orton is unique in several ways. To begin with, David was a highly-regarded proponent of “deep ecology,” a perspective that sees all life forms – man, moose or microbe – as having an equal right to survive and flourish. But he was not...

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Alastair McIntosh

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

As an activist, Alastair McIntosh has saved two critical land masses and sparked radical national land reform via the Scottish Land Reform Act of 2003, with 200 community groups taking control of millions of acres – fully two percent of Scotland’s landmass. He has since become a renowned author, speaker, BBC broadcaster, academic and theologian. In 1991 McIntosh...

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George Monbiot

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

George Monbiot is a journalist, environmental activist, truth-seeker and trouble-maker whose investigative books and reports on abuses of power and environmental destruction have earned him international acclaim. As a regular, long-time columnist with Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Monbiot has established a reputation as a provocative and free-thinking journalist...

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Satish Kumar

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Born to a devout Jain family in Rajastan, India, in 1935, Satish Kumar became a Jain monk at the age of nine. At 18, influenced by the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi about land reform and non-violent action, he became a disciple of Vinoba Bhave, who was in turn a celebrated disciple of Gandhi. At 27, inspired by Bertrand Russell’s campaign of civil disobedience...

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James Lovelock

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 | 0 comments

James Lovelock is that rarest of rarities in the scientific world, a freelance scientist. Most scientists spend their careers inside institutions – universities, governments, research centres, corporate laboratories. James Lovelock has spent plenty of time inside institutions too – but as a migrant worker, not a settler.

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Farley Mowat

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Farley Mowat has sold more books than any other Canadian author. His more than 40 books have been translated into over 20 languages, selling 18 million copies in 60 countries. He is also a renowned conservationist. Originally from Richmond Hill Ontario, Farley’s family moved to Saskatchewan during the Great Depression. As a teenager, Farley published a column about...

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Vandana Shiva

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Scientist, philosopher, feminist, author, environmentalist, activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva is a one-woman movement for peace, sustainability and social justice. Vandana Shiva was born in 1952 in Uttarakhand, India . Her father was a conservator of forests, and her mother was a farmer with a deep love for nature. Her parents were staunch supporters of Mahatma Gandhi,...

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