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In September: A New Film, a New Book!

In September: A New Film, a New Book!

on Jul 21, 2016 in Environmental Rights, Green Lawyers, Interviews, Silver Donald's Books, Uncategorised | 0 comments

In 2012, the Green Interview team vowed to make a feature-length documentary about the human right to a healthy environment, and Mother Nature’s right to be respected and protected. It’s a right recognized in 180 of the 193 UN member countries — but not in North America.  The film would tell inspiring stories about citizens and lawyers in South...

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Polly Higgins

Polly Higgins

on Jun 15, 2016 in Interviews | 0 comments

Polly Higgins, lawyer for the Earth, speaks with Silver Donald Cameron in this exclusive Green Interview about the concept of ecocide and how she is trying to make it a new UN recognized crime against peace just like crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. Ecocide is damage, destruction or loss of ecosystems such that peaceful enjoyment of a territory by...

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Jan van de Venis

Jan van de Venis

on Apr 16, 2016 in Green Lawyers, GreenRights, Interviews, Water | 0 comments

Stand up for Your Rights, Grrowd, and Guardians for Future Generations Jan van de Venis is a Dutch lawyer who is working to make the connections between human and environmental rights. In this exclusive Green Interview, van de Venis discusses the work of Stand Up for Your Rights, a crowd-funding site called Grrowd, and the concept of Guardians for Future...

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Anders Hayden

Anders Hayden

on Apr 2, 2016 in Interviews | 0 comments

Anders Hayden, author and university professor, speaks with Silver Donald Cameron in this exclusive Green Interview about the flaws inherent with our current measures of progress — the GDP. He explains, “There are actually ways in which the GDP could be going up in ways that are resulting in a net destruction of things that have real value, things that may not be...

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Marjan Minnesma

Marjan Minnesma

on Mar 7, 2016 in Climate, Climate Change, Defenders of the Dawn, Green Lawyers, GreenRights, Interviews, Law, Sustainable Business | 0 comments

Marjan Minnesma, the co-founder and director of the Urgenda Foundation, speaks with Silver Donald Cameron in this exclusive Green Interview about the ground-breaking Dutch Climate Case, a suit her foundation, along with 900 Dutch citizens brought against the Netherlands to a successful conclusion in 2015. In an unprecedented verdict the District court in The Hague...

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Roger Cox

Roger Cox

on Feb 14, 2016 in Climate, Climate Change, Green Lawyers, GreenRights, Interviews, Law |

Using the Law to Save Us Roger Cox is the Dutch lawyer who initiated the successful, historic suit brought against the Dutch government known as the Dutch Climate Case. In this exclusive Green Interview, Cox discusses the details of the case, how the impending oil decline threatens human rights, and his 2011 book,Revolution Justified: Why Only the Law Can Save us...

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Femke Wijdekop

Femke Wijdekop

on Jan 16, 2016 in Interviews, Politics/Protest | 0 comments

Ecocide, the Dutch Climate Case, and Environmental Defenders Femke Wijdekop is the legal researcher at the Institute for Environmental Security, an organization whose aim is to “advance global environmental security by promoting the maintenance of the regenerative capacity of life-supporting ecosystems.” In this exclusive Green Interview, Wijdekop discusses Earth...

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Daniel Sallaberry

Daniel Sallaberry

on Jan 16, 2016 in Green Lawyers, GreenRights, Interviews, Water | 0 comments

The Matanza-Riachuelo River and the Mendoza Case In this exclusive Green Interview, Argentinian lawyer Daniel Sallaberry discusses the Mendoza Case: an inspiring public interest litigation process in which the Supreme Court ordered the authorities to clean up the Matanza-Riachuelo river basin, one of the most contaminated places on earth. Frustrated that...

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Rachel Parent

Rachel Parent

on Nov 16, 2015 in Food, Genetic Engineering, Interviews, Leading by Example | 0 comments

GM seeds, GM salmon, and Mandatory labelling Rachel Parent is the founder of “Kids Right to Know,” an organization calling for the labeling of GM foods. In this exclusive Green Interview, Parent explains the issues surrounding GM seeds, GM salmon, the need for mandatory labelling and how the organization she founded informs, educates, and motivate kids to stand up...

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Amy Larkin

Amy Larkin

on Oct 16, 2015 in Interviews, Sustainable Business | 0 comments

Environmental Debt and Corporate Responsibility Amy Larkin is an author, activist and consultant who works with businesses to help them recalculate the value of the natural world and count the real costs of doing business. In this exclusive Green Interview, Larkin discusses the concept—and subject of her 2013 book—environmental debt, as well as corporate...

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Stephen Leahy

Stephen Leahy

on Aug 16, 2015 in Education, Green Journalism, Interviews, Water | 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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Atossa Soltani

Atossa Soltani

on Jul 16, 2015 in GreenRights, Interviews, Politics/Protest | 0 comments

Amazon Watch, Resisting Oil Exploration, and Rights of Nature In this exclusive Green Interview, Atossa Soltani discusses Amazon Watch, the organization she founded in 1996 that works to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. She also discusses the ongoing legal battles in support of indigenous people who are either...

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Marina Aizen

Marina Aizen

on Jun 18, 2015 in GreenRights, Interviews, Water | 0 comments

The Matanza-Riachuelo River and the Mendoza Case In this exclusive Green Interview, award-winning journalist Marina Aizen discusses the Mendoza Case: an inspiring public interest litigation process in which the Supreme Court ordered the authorities to clean up the Matanza-Riachuelo river basin, one of the most contaminated places on earth. She describes the...

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Antonio Oposa Jr.

Antonio Oposa Jr.

on Apr 18, 2015 in Green Lawyers, GreenRights, Interviews | 0 comments

Antonio Oposa Jr. is one of Asia’s pioneering activist lawyers in the arena of environmental law. Hailing from the Philippines, Oposa is best known for the David-and-Goliath battles he’s waged against its government. With flawless legal maneuvering, he has effectively managed to protect forest and marine areas in his native country and is probably best known for...

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Alberto Acosta

Alberto Acosta

on Mar 18, 2015 in GreenRights, Interviews | 0 comments

Alberto Acosta is an Ecuadorian economist and the country’s former minister of energy and mining. He was the driving force behind the ground-breaking Yasuní-ITT Initiative, an offer by Ecuador to fight climate change by forgoing oil exploration and production in a large tract of untouched rainforest. Acosta is also the ex-president of the Constituent Assembly...

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Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil

Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil

on Feb 18, 2015 in Green Lawyers, GreenRights, Interviews | 0 comments

CELDF, Community Rights, and Democracy Schools Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil watched state environmental laws fail communities so many times they knew they had to master a new line of defence. In this exclusive Green Interview, they discuss the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), how it protects citizens, and gives communities and nature rights. They...

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Søren Hermansen

Søren Hermansen

on Dec 30, 2014 in Future of Energy, Interviews, Sustainable Business | 0 comments

Samsö, the Power of Community Engagement, and Carbon-neutrality Using the power of community engagement, Søren Hermansen led the Danish island of Samsö to become energy independent and carbon-neutral. In this exclusive Green Interview Hermansen discusses his native island of Samsö, how community engagement shifted the island from being powered by fossil fuels to...

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