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STARS and Pop Cans: The Nova Scotia Community College sustainability video

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 | 0 comments

Our video on sustainability at the Nova Scotia Community College is up! See it here: Most of our time and effort around here is spent on GreenRights and The Green Interview – but we're also an independent production house, and from time to time we're commissioned to make a video for a organization, a company or some other client. This one –...

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The Take Charge! Tour: Silver Donald Speaks on Energy Efficiency

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 | 0 comments

I'm excited to tell you that I'm partnering with Efficiency Nova Scotia on a province-wide speaking tour to promote energy efficiency. Take Charge! Saving Money, Creating Jobs and Helping the Planet will launch in Truro tomorrow, November 26. I'll be speaking in Stellarton December 1, and in Sydney December 8, and visiting Amherst, Bridgewater,...

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Mayor Kelly Muffs His Moment

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 | 0 comments

  History just tossed Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly the political opportunity of a lifetime. Kelly blew it spectacularly. And everyone in the city is diminished by his failure.   For decades, the chattering classes have been deploring the apathy of the young. The young don’t care about public affairs, they don’t vote, they have no interest in...

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Silver Donald Cameron’s TEDx talk on Gross National Happiness in Bhutan

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 | 0 comments

I’m a huge fan of the TED talks, 18-minute nuggets of wisdom, insight, fun and stimulation. If you don’t know them, you have a treat in store at www.ted.com. So I was thrilled when I was invited to speak at a TEDx event in Halifax last June – a local, self-organized occasion licensed by TED to bring people together to share a TED-like experience. I...

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Kartikeya Sarabhai!

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 | 0 comments

Kartikeya Sarabhai is one of the world’s leading environmental educators, the founder and director of India’s Centre for Environment Education. Starting as a tiny NGO in Ahmedabad, Sarabhai’s home town, the Centre has grown to encompass 400 professional staff in 40 offices across the country. It reaches into every school system in India, working in...

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Wild Halifax and The Parliament of Life – Sunday column, April 18, 2011

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 | 1 comment

I’ve never participated in a Council of All Beings. Not yet. Councils of All Beings were designed by proponents of “deep ecology” to give people a direct emotional experience of their profound connection with the rest of the natural world. Deep ecology holds that the world was not made for human exploitation, that all its features have intrinsic...

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Study Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba!

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 | 0 comments

Here’s a note from my friend Wendy Holm, the noted agrologist, who teaches at UBC and is now leading a for-credit course in Cuba. A great opportunity for anyone involved with food and agriculture!   Just a quick note to say registration is NOW OPEN for my MAY 2011 University of British Columbia 3 credit course  International Field Studies in...

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Bunker Roy!!

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 | 0 comments

We recently posted our interview with Bunker Roy, the founder of India’s Barefoot College, and an educational thinker of ruthless robustness. He won’t educate people who have been spoiled by formal education, and he doesn’t think highly of men as students, either. Among his greatest successes have been grandmothers from Africa, Afghanistan and the...

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Blog Posts and Reviews of A Million Futures

Posted on Jan 31, 2011 | 0 comments

I’m happy to see that my recent book is getting some attention. A Million Futures: The Remarkable Legacy of the CAnada Millennium Scholarship Foundation was published last September. Here’s a nice little Q&A that Halifax writer Richard Levangie does with recently-published authors: http://seventhestatepr.com/blog/2011/01/26/459/ And here’s...

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The Green Interview is On The Air!

Posted on Dec 20, 2010 | 0 comments

 The Green Interview is on the air! Segments of the interviews are being broadcast over the educational services of Mount St. Vincent University. That’s Channel 333 on Eastlink Cable anywhere in the four Atlantic Provinces of Canada, and over the air on ASN (the Atlantic Satellite Network).   What we’re broadcasting are 20-minute excerpts from...

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The Community as Campus — Sunday column, December 12, 2010

Posted on Dec 13, 2010 | 0 comments

I am standing atop a narrow ten-storey building in downtown Trois Rivières, Québec., gazing out across the immensity of the St. Lawrence. My companions include Rémi Tremblay, a senior administrator at the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières, and Jeanne Charbonneau, who heads a social enterprise known as Vire-Vert....

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