Login

Conversations with people… and encounters with ideas… that are re-inventing the world.

GreenRights

Thank you, Halifax! And on to Antigonish!

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Wow! A standing ovation, brisk book sales, strong cash donations and a lively question period – what more could one have asked from our Halifax screening of the Green Rights film last evening at Mount St. Vincent University? The event was graciously hosted by MSVU President Ramona Lumpkin, and MC’d by Dr. Ian Stewart of King’s College on behalf of our...

Read More

The Green Rights Multi-Media Project

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 | 0 comments

  Watch the Film Please click here to view the film. (Members Only). Director’s Cut Please click here to view the 90 min Director’s Cut. (Members Only)   The right to breathe. The right to clean water. The right to wholesome food. Air, water, food – these are the sources of life. Without them, we die. And in most nations – more than 180...

Read More

Thumbnail, Kindle and Calendar

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 | 0 comments

You spoke. We listened. You told us overwhelmingly that you preferred the photo that showed me talking with Mi’kmaw canoe builder Todd Labrador, beside the Wildcat River. But some of you found the people lost in the background. So we cropped it closer, clarified the text, and we’re using it as our thumbnail. Thank you! Here it is: Meanwhile, Warrior...

Read More

The Minister, Halifax, Taiwan, and Hawaii

Posted on Sep 4, 2016 | 0 comments

So who’s that? Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, speaking with Bill Casey, MP for Colchester-Cumberland, Nova Scotia — who is a big fan of the Green Rights project and The Green Interview. And what are they talking about? Casey is presenting the Green Rights project to her, and strongly suggesting she attend the celebratory reception...

Read More

And now… Green Rights, The Tour!

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 | 0 comments

There it is, in a nutshell. In every creative project, there’s a tension between creating the work and helping it find its audience. For months, we’ve been finishing the keystone pieces of the Green Rights multi-media project (www.GreenRights.com) – a feature-length film called Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World, and a book entitled Warrior...

Read More

Jan van de Venis

Posted on Apr 16, 2016 | 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...

Read More

Marjan Minnesma

Posted on Mar 7, 2016 | 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...

Read More

Roger Cox

Posted on Feb 14, 2016 |

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 Now.

Read More

Daniel Sallaberry

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 | 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...

Read More

Update: Two Green Interviews, A New Film, and A Bigger Film

Posted on Oct 17, 2015 | 0 comments

Hello, friends! Time — well past time, in fact — for a biggish update. As you may know, the Green Interview team devoted the first nine months of this year largely to the GreenRights Maritimes project which ultimately became Defenders of the Dawn: Green Rights in the Maritimes, and was broadcast by CBC Atlantic on September 5. If you didn’t see it,...

Read More

Larry Kowalchuk

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Background Larry Kowalchuk is a courageous and distinguished human rights lawyer from Saskatchewan, who is acting for anti-fracking activists in New Brunswick. In 2013 anti-fracking protests took place in NB as a result of exploratory drilling and seismic testing by SWN Resources, a company that the NB government leased 2.5 million acres of public land to for...

Read More

Atossa Soltani

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 | 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...

Read More

Marina Aizen

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 | 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...

Read More

Guest Post: The Latest Green Interview – Alberto Acosta

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 | 0 comments

The following is a guest post by Taylor Edison, student at the Kings Journalism School in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The environment has rights: penguins, panthers, and rivers have the right to exist and flourish, and we have the right to a healthy environment. Ecosystems make up the foundation of life on this planet, and without a strong foundation the house will...

Read More

Antonio Oposa Jr.

Posted on Apr 18, 2015 | 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...

Read More

Alberto Acosta

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 | 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...

Read More

Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 | 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...

Read More

Pablo Solon

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Buen Vivir, The Economy and the Rights of Nature Pablo Solón is the former Bolivian Ambassador to the UN and currently the Executive Director of Focus on the Global South, an organization based in Thailand. In this exclusive Green Interview,Solón discusses the inspiring concept of Buen Vivir, the need to overhaul our economic system, and the hope and vision that is...

Read More