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Green Economy

Mohamed Hage: The World’s First Rooftop Farm!

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 | 0 comments

Go up on the roof of this industrial building in the northeast of Montreal at 3:00 in the morning, and you’ll find farm labourers picking crops — heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, basil, bok choy, lettuce, and more than a dozen micro-greens. This is Lufa Farms, the brain-child of a young Lebanese-Canadian named Mohamed Hage. Lufa ships about 2,500...

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Sir Tim Smit and the Eden Project!

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 | 0 comments

  If you fix it, they will come. So says Sir Tim Smit, in our latest Green Interview, released in March. Sir Tim is the creator of Britain’s Eden Project, which transformed a monstrous, devastated clay quarry in rural Cornwall into an enormous educational theme park dedicated to exploring people’s complete dependence on plants. Eden is home to the...

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Alastair McIntosh and Yvon Chouinard — at last!

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 | 0 comments

In recent weeks we've posted two great new Green Interviews, with Alastair McIntosh and Yvon Chouinard – and I haven't blogged about either of them. Mea culpa! Alastair McIntosh is one of Scotland’s greatest social and environmental thinkers, a theologian, and  the man largely responsible for the first major reforms of feudal Scottish...

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Andrew Heintzman!

Posted on Nov 3, 2011 | 0 comments

Our interview with Andrew Heintzman is now up at www.TheGreenInterview.com — and has been for a few days. Writer, publisher, activist and financier, Andrew Heintzman is president of Investeco, the first investment firm in Canada focussed on the green economy, and he’s also the author of The New Entrepreneurs: Building a Green Economy for the Future. The...

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Death of a Giant: Ray Anderson, 1934-2011

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 | 0 comments

When I first came up with the idea of The Green Interview, I thought of Ray Anderson. Ray Anderson was the founder and chairman of Interface, Inc., which began as a traditional carpet manufacturing company based in Georgia. In 1994, under pressure from his customers and staff to develop an environmental policy, Ray happened upon Paul Hawken’s seminal book The...

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