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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...

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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...

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Stephen Leahy

Posted on Aug 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Community Supported Environmental Journalism and Water Footprint Stephen Leahy discusses his latest book on our water footprint and on how he’s made Community Supported Environmental Journalism work for him. After two decades writing about environmental issues in the public interest Leahy has also employed crowd sourcing as a way to finance his work. In 2014 he...

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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...

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South American Stories (2): Reclaiming the Riachuelo

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 | 0 comments

The basin of the Riachuelo river in Buenos Aires is home to nearly five million people, and it has been polluted for 500 years, ever since the Spanish first erected tanneries on its banks. Until 2004, nobody expected any change in that situation. As the new millennium began, the river’s surface was matted with debris, and the river was littered with 53...

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Fifty Interviews — and much, much more!

Posted on Nov 16, 2013 | 0 comments

That’s right: since launching the site in 2010, we’ve published fifty interviews – and three special presentations as well, a concert and two documentaries. You haven’t heard much from us lately not because we had nothing to say, but because we’ve been too busy to say it. The fiftieth interview, just posted on the site, is with John Borrows,...

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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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Water Courses

Posted on Nov 19, 2010 | 0 comments

WATER COURSES (Reprinted from Equinox magazine, 1990) by Silver Donald Cameron   "I saw a graveyard of ships rotting in the dried-up seabed," writes Sandra Postel in Pillar of Sand, her new book on the world’s water problems. "I stood on a seaside bluff outside the old port town of Mynak, but I saw no water – the coastline and the sea...

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