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Site Development

The Forum is Open!

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 | 0 comments

No, not the Montreal Forum, or the Halifax Forum – our Forum, here on The Green Interview site. When we launched the site, we wanted to reserve the Forum for subscribers – but the site has outgrown that limitation. Now we have several levels of subscriber as well at the capability for people to buy single copies of the interviews in various formats, from...

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New Prices! New Partners! New Projects!

Posted on May 14, 2011 | 0 comments

We’re delighted to announce the most sweeping set of new developments at The Green Interview since the site first went live in April, 2010! New Lower Prices!   When we started, we didn’t know what it would cost us to provide a service like The Green Interview. Now we do, and it’s less than we had feared. So there’s room for us to lower...

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Why We Don’t Allow Anonymous Comments Here

Posted on Mar 13, 2011 | 0 comments

 Farhad Manjoo just published a firebreathing piece in Slate about anonymous comments, and why we need to get rid of them on the web generally. His opinions echo ours. I think anonymous commenting is a scourge and an abomination; anonymity allows any goof to spew out the most scurrilous bile without having to take even a smidgen of responsibility for it. If...

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Columns Newly Posted on the Biography Pages

Posted on Feb 9, 2011 | 0 comments

Whenever I’ve written a column about someone who I’ve subsequently interviewed on the site, I try to put a link to the column on that person’s biographical page.  But sometimes I forget. We recently went back through the biographies and the columns, and found un-posted columns about Bill Rees, Chris Turner, Elizabeth May and James Lovelock....

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Back in Business!! Happy New Year!!

Posted on Dec 31, 2010 | 0 comments

We’re back in business! Fast and diligent work over the Christmas holidays recovered all the audio and video files, and got them back up on the site. Everything is now back to normal — and we’re incredibly grateful to Robert, Neil and Chris for their tireless (and successful) efforts. To compensate for the inconvenience to subscribers, we’re...

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The Recovery Begins…!

Posted on Dec 29, 2010 | 0 comments

I’m delighted to report that the Chris Turner and Ron Colman video interviews are now back up on the site, and that the MP3 audio files are available once again for Colman, Vandana Shiva, Paul Watson, Farley Mowat and James Lovelock.

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Video-Hosting Troubles

Posted on Dec 28, 2010 | 0 comments

As a Christmas present, one of our suppliers gave us a big problem – and we’re putting on a big push to get it resolved. Here’s the story. We don’t keep our audio and video files on our own computers; they’re kept on servers owned by a “video hosting” service called SesameVault. Just before Christmas, the reliability of...

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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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Green Pieces — a new section on this site

Posted on Nov 21, 2010 | 0 comments

There’s a new section on this site this week. It’s called Green Pieces, and in it I’ll be posting my own environmental writing, both reprints and new items, both substantial features and lectures and also some of my newspaper columns. To view it, just click on the "Green Pieces" tab above.  "Green Pieces" makes its debut...

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We’re Live at Mount Saint Vincent University!

Posted on Nov 16, 2010 | 0 comments

The Green Interview has its first institutional membership in place! The site is now live throughout the computer networks of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia — our partner university, which has contributed the use of its TV studio and other video facilities, not to mention the indispensable role play by the university’s superb...

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Lapses, Tweets, Site Improvements and New Interviews

Posted on Oct 19, 2010 | 0 comments

I haven’t been posting nearly often enough on this blog. I have excuses, but who cares? But I want to post much more often in the future. One reason for the lapse is that I’ve been promoting my new book, A Million Futures (www.amillionfutures.com), largely on radio stations right across Canada. (The book has absolutely nothing to do with environment;...

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Join us at the official launch of The Green Interview!

Posted on Sep 19, 2010 | 0 comments

  Dr. Alexa McDonough, Interim President of Mount Saint Vincent University   and   Silver Donald Cameron, Host and Executive Producer   invite you to attend the official launch of   www.TheGreenInterview.com     Monday, September 20 at 2:00 PM   at “The Meadows,” Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax NS  ...

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More on Pricing

Posted on Apr 30, 2010 | 0 comments

As you’ve seen on the Forum, we’ve just instituted a second subscription rate of $6.95 for seniors, students and people on low incomes. But the whole question of pricing is a complex and important one, and I invite your comments either there or here —  or via the Contact form, if you’re not yet a subscriber. A few people were surprised...

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It’s been a blast. It’s going to be much more.

Posted on Mar 16, 2010 | 0 comments

It’s been a blast,  this project. Just a huge amount of fun. It started two years ago, in 2008, when I found myself wishing that I could hear the great figures of the environmental movement discussing and explaining their concerns in conversation. Yes, I could read their books and articles — and I had. But in a good interview, a person’s...

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