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...Read More
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...Read More
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
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...Read More
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
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
Help us choose a thumbnail. And: Warrior Lawyers is published! We need to choose a thumbnail for Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. Here’s the photo I’ve been using: That’s an actual shot from the film, but I don’t know how well it communicates for us. I’m standing on a log that’s floating on a pond of crude oil...Read More
Salmon — in a Suit Last week, a St. John’s lawyer named Owen Myers took the government of Newfoundland and Labrador to court. Myers’ lawsuit alleges that the government broke its own laws and regulations by exempting a salmon farm project in Placentia Bay from a full-scale environmental review. The $250 million project would be one of the largest...Read More
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 America, Europe, Asia and Africa who are using the courts to fight for clean air and water, healthy food, an end to the reckless abuse of the natural world, and environmental justice.
Done, my friends, done! In September 2016, the GreenRights film will be released — right here on TheGreenInterview.com!
And so will its companion book, Warrior Lawyers, whereRead More
The Green Interview has recorded more than a dozen marvellous conversations in recent weeks, and we’ll be releasing them over the coming months as they’re edited and completed. Some of these people are famous – David Suzuki, Atossa Soltani, Tzeporah Berman, Alberto Acosta. Others may be entirely new to you – Nati Greene, Santiago Manuín, Mumta Ito,...Read More
Five great interviews in just four days. Here's a bit more detail about our amazing week in England. The Green Interview crew landed in London and drove to a rented flat in Oxford, where we spent Monday. On Tuesday, we drove to Ludlow, in Shropshire, on the Welsh border, where we met Hugo Spowers of Riversimple car company (www.riversimple.com)....Read More
Dr. Ronald Colman is executive director of GPI Atlantic, a non-profit organization that set out, a decade ago, to create a Genuine Progress Index for Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is an ideal test-bed for such a project, with fewer than a million people living on a peninsula – but with a full suite of sophisticated institutions, including numerous universities...Read More
On November 17, The New York Times published a long article under the title “There Will Be Fuel,” maintaining that “the outlook, based on long-term trends barely visible five years ago, now appears to promise large supplies of oil and gas from multiple new sources for decades into the future.” The basic argument: Shortages and high prices...Read More
Introducing Chris Turner, author of The Geography of Hope! Dismayed that environmentalism had become "a sort of mythology of death – passionate, lyrical, righteous and hopeless,” Turner set out to discover what he called “the archipelago of hope,” the places and initiatives all over the world where people are fully aware of the...Read More