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Femke Wijdekop

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 | 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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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...

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Pablo Fajardo / Steven Donziger

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Pablo Fajardo, an Ecuadorian native of Cofán descent, rose above extreme poverty to become the lead lawyer against Chevron Corporation, representing thousands of natives in Lago Agrio, the centre of the oil industry in eastern Ecuador and the epicenter of one of the biggest ecological crimes of all time. Steven Donziger is Pablo Fajardo’s US-based colleague, a...

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Steven Guilbeault

Posted on May 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Steven Guilbeault is an author, a science and environmental journalist, a consultant to venture capitalists, and a prominent Quebecois environmentalist. He is currently senior director of Équiterre, or Fair Planet, a non-governmental organization he co-founded in 1994 that has today grown to be one of the largest in Canada with 6,200 members and more than 40...

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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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Maude Barlow

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 | 0 comments

For Canadian environmental activist and author Maude Barlow, water is the next oil. As the scrappy chair of the Council of Canadians, Barlow led a public fight against the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the 1980s. And for over a decade, she has focussed her boundless energy on a crisis of global proportions: the looming world-wide water shortage,...

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David Korten

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

David Korten is an economist, author, activist, and prominent critic of corporate globalization. He is perhaps best known for his bestselling 1995 book, When Corporations Rule the World – an examination of market libertarians’ twisting of famed economist Adam Smith’s teachings and a vision of an alternative sustainable economy based on small-scale, localized...

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Elizabeth May (2)

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Elizabeth May is Leader of the Green Party of Canada. An environmentalist, writer, activist and lawyer, Elizabeth has been a leader in the environmental movement since she was a teenager, when she was part of a successful campaign to stop aerial insecticide spraying near her home on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. In a later attempt to prevent herbicide spraying,...

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Jim Hoggan

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Jim Hoggan is the author of Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming, an expose of how the false debate on climate change was manufactured by oil and gas companies and their PR firms. Hoggan holds this manufactured debate up as bad PR practices by traditional energy companies trying to convince the public of untruths about their environmental impacts,...

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Betty Krawczyk

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

At the age many people collect their first pension cheque, Betty Krawcyk was arrested for the first time, and has since dedicated her remaining years to “actively illuminating the Earth’s environmental crisis.” She does so through her activism, writing and, most recently, video blogging. She has since taken civil disobedience to new heights, garnering international...

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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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Gwynne Dyer

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Gwynne Dyer, PhD, OC, is an internationally-celebrated independent author, columnist and broadcaster based in London. His syndicated column on international affairs is published in more than 175 newspapers in at least 45 countries. Ironically, it is published in very few newspapers in his native Canada, where the owners of the leading chains (and the governing...

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