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Leading by Example

Rachel Parent

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 | 2 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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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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Franke James

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 | 2 comments

Franke James is a rabble-rousing artist, author, and activist who uses her art—a signature style of lively drawings mixed with photos and hand drawn text—and her written work to campaign for social and environmental justice. She has over 20 years’ experience as a creative designer and marketing professional and most recently, she made headlines when she discovered...

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Edmund Metatawabin

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 | 0 comments

The oldest of 11 children, Edmund Metatawabin—the last name means “Ten Sunrises”—was born and raised in the valley of the Kistachowan Sipi, re-named in English as the Fort Albany River, in northern Ontario. His family lived as the Mushkegowuk (Lowlands Cree) had lived for millennia, and for the first seven years of his life Edmund spent his winters on an inland...

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Annie Hill and Trevor Robertson

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Annie Hill first crossed an ocean under sail when she was 20. With her new young husband, Pete Hill, she set off from England in an absurdly small twin-hulled catamaran, bound for the West Indies. The voyage made them realize that they loved the sailing and the lifestyle, but not the boat. Before long they were building their own vessel, which became their permanent...

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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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Mark Boyle

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Mark Boyle defied the odds when he launched an experiment to live for one year without spending any money. Nearly three years later, he remains the “moneyless man,” living a subsistence lifestyle in Sussex, England. Boyle’s first book, The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living (2010) chronicles his first year living without money. His second book, The...

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Rob Hopkins

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Rob Hopkins is the founder of the Transition movement, an experiment that began in 2008, and since then has gone viral with more than 400 Transition Towns worldwide, from Italian villages and Brazilian favelas to universities and London neighbourhoods. In contrast to the ever-worsening stream of information about climate change, the economy and resource depletion,...

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Paul Watson

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Paul Watson is an animal rights and environmental activist committed to direct action and marine life conservation. He is founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which intervenes with illegal fishing and whaling activity. Paul has never been a stranger to controversy, and has used it in the mass media to draw attention to the plight of...

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