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Wow! We’ve Made a Difference!

Posted on May 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Making a Difference The whole idea of our Green Rights project (www.GreenRights.com) – which includes 30 Green Interviews, three films, and a book – was to persuade Canadians and Americans that they should have the legal right to a healthy environment: clean air, pure water, healthy food. We don’t have that now. What we learned during our research and filming,...

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In Search of Big Joe Mufferaw

Posted on May 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Big Joe Mufferaw paddled into Mattawa All the way from Ottawa, in just one day. On the River Ottawa, the best man we ever saw Was Big Joe Mufferaw, the old folks say…. Come and listen while I tell you what the old folks say. So goes the song by Stompin’ Tom Connors. When I first heard it, Stompin’ Tom was talking to Peter Gzowski on Morningside...

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Joel Solomon: Our Newest Green Interview!

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Joel Solomon has spent much of his life engaged with money – earning it, investing it, thinking about it, and giving it away. Although his activities are centred on British Columbia, his impact is national and international. He is one of Canada’s most notable environmental philanthropists, and he is the author of a fascinating new book, The Clean Money...

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The Green Rights Film: Screenings, Events and Awards

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 | 0 comments

I was recently asked by someone compiling a catalogue page to provide a list of screenings and other presentations of our film Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. It was an eye-opening task. Here’s the list of events both completed and booked: Universities Acadia University Mount St. Vincent University St. Francis Xavier University University of...

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THE HUMAN WEALTH OF THE AMAZON

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 | 5 comments

From left: David Boyd, Lisa Sundstrom, Max Cameron, Sheryl Lightfoot, all of UBC; and Silver Donald Cameron. Out of frame: Nuno Porto, UBC Museum of Anthropology. On March 23, I was on a panel at the UBC Museum of Anthropology with the five remarkable people in the photo. We were discussing a stimulating and moving exhibition called The Rights of Nature, focussed on...

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Gary Saunders, Screenings in Vancouver, and Another Award

Posted on Mar 11, 2017 | 0 comments

New Green Interview: Gary Saunders! We’ve published our newest Green Interview, with Nova Scotia forester, author, educator and painter Gary Saunders, author of the award-winning new book, My Life With Trees. The book is a unique memoir of 30 chapters each focussed on a particular species of tree, and on Gary’s memories of people associated with that...

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The Green Rights Circus!

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Awards, Screenings, Festivals, Keynotes, Everything! The whole idea of promotion is to get people to pay attention to your project. For a while, not much happens – and then the project roars off like a rocket sled, and you’re frantically hanging on. Here’s some of what’s going on with the Green Rights project. IMPACT DOCS AWARD Impact DOCS is an...

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Just out! Silver Donald Cameron on the View 902 podcast!

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Nova Scotia artists and cultural critics Paul Andrew Kimball and Ron Foley Macdonald are the publishers of the podcast View 902 (view902.com. For those outside Nova Scotia, “902” is the province’s area code.) In the site’s current feature interview, Kimball engages Silver Donald Cameron in an extended conversation about Cameron’s new book Warrior...

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Camille Labchuk, Green Rights events — and Happy New Year!

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Camille Labchuk: Our Newest Green Interview   And also Reflections on the Mother of All Book Promotion Tours How Your Organization Can Screen the Green RightsFilm Upcoming Screenings of the Film Camille Labchuk: Advocate for Animals Still in her early 30s, Camille Labchuk has been an environmental and animal rights activist for more than 20 years, since she saw...

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Hazel Cameron’s Christmas

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 | 0 comments

My Christmas Story by Silver Donald Cameron What all three boys wanted for Christmas was a dog. Some kind of pet, anyway. No, said their mother. Toys possibly. Books or clothing certainly. But Hazel Cameron had an ailing husband and a home on a 33-foot city lot, and she was a tidy woman. She had three boys; Donald was 13, David nine, Kenneth five. They made enough...

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How Green is a Motor Home?

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 | 0 comments

How green is a motor home? Good question. It arose a few times during our cross-country tour, and I had no time to write about it. After all, we were on the road within Nova Scotia for the last 10 days of September, left for Ottawa on September 30, and arrived in Vancouver November 5. The tour was intense and tiring; we did 38 events in 43 days and drove 6743 km....

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Vancouver. And it’s raining.

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 | 1 comment

The rain patters on the roof, slides down the windows, sluices down the drains. Today’s forecast? Rain. Tomorrow? Rain. Three days, five days, ten days? Rain every day. We must be in Vancouver. And we are. When I wrote my last blog post we were in Thunder Bay, in late October. Thunder Bay was warm, gritty and fun; like Sydney, NS, it’s the capital city...

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Thunder Bay! Time to take stock…

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 | 0 comments

THUNDER BAY!  The north shore of Lake Superior is magnificent – great sweeping vistas of water interrupted by majestic islands, endless reaches of yellow and green forest, an aloof northern landscape made for trolls and giants and the music of Sibelius. And then there’s the towering Canada Goose statue at Wawa, an enormous folly asserting the presence of...

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A Rainy Day in Brampton — and on to Waterloo and Guelph

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 | 0 comments

A rainy Sunday in Brampton, Ontario – part of a huge sprawl of malls, warehouses, factories and freeways spilling westward from Toronto. We’re in the Indian Line Campground, the closest one to downtown Toronto, but it’s not very close – about half an hour with light traffic, much more in busy periods. It’s a good base for the screenings and...

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Toronto, here we come!

Posted on Oct 8, 2016 | 0 comments

Wow. Just … wow. That’s the best word I know to describe the splendid audience reaction to the Green Rights film. People love it! They love the stories, love the hopefulness, love the pace, love the use of folk-art and folk-music to mark the transitions from one story to another. Canadians don’t know these international success stories, and they’re...

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ON TO OTTAWA!

Posted on Oct 1, 2016 | 0 comments

I’m standing in this gorgeous auditorium that seats 350 or 400, and most of the seats are full, climbing up in rows and ranks to the roof. I’m being introduced – very warmly – by Dr. Jonathan Langdon, Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Social Change Leadership. I’ve done presentations to a couple of classes. But right now, in this...

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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...

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The Halifax Screening is Next!

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 | 0 comments

We’re launched on the tour! And it’s going beautifully. THE TOUR: We showed the Green Rights film at Acadia University in Wolfville on Monday and had a very warm reception. I did a little Facebook Livecast that morning – I intend to use FB Live often as the tour goes on. Yesterday in Truro, I spoke about Warrior Lawyers to an enthusiastic awards luncheon...

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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...

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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...

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