Conversations with people… and encounters with ideas… that are re-inventing the world.


Posted on Jun 1, 2018 | 0 comments

The ‘Dock Deck Doc’ – Multimedia Storytelling in the Web-Wide World May 30, 2018 Freelance Files: The ‘Dock Deck Doc’ – Multimedia Storytelling in the Web-Wide World By Silver Donald Cameron Shrinking traditional print markets and dropping fees are making it harder for many freelancers to earn a living.  One veteran Canadian journalist shares how he’s learned to...

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Warrior Lawyers: Review by Chris Wood

Posted on Feb 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Chris Wood is a fine environmental writer with a particular interest in water. His most recent book is Down the Drain: How We Are Failing To Protect Our Water Resources. He recently published this careful and intelligent review in The Antigonish Review, and I wanted to share it with you. My gratitude to The Antigonish Review: it’s reprinted with their...

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The Green Interview Travels Abroad

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 | 0 comments

THE GREEN INTERVIEW IN … … AUSTRALIA, IRELAND, ENGLAND, THE US, NEW ZEALAND …. In addition to providing The Green Interview on our own site, we also partner with several online distributors including Films on Demand, Gale Cengage, McIntyre Media and Kanopy Streaming. We’re currently upgrading our videos on the Kanopy site to high-definition, which...

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US Astronaut Stanley Love: Our new Green Interview

Posted on Dec 20, 2017 | 0 comments

An astronaut doesn’t see the Earth the same way you do. And if the astronaut started as a planetary scientist, striving to understand the solar system, he really sees the Earth differently. Furthermore, if he was the child of environmentally-sensitive parents who were well ahead of their time, he started out with an unusually sophisticated view of the Earth....

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Farewell, Rudy

Posted on Nov 25, 2017 | 0 comments

Yesterday was the memorial service for the phenomenal (and little-known) environmentalist, philanthropist and activist, Rudy Haase, who was also my friend. I was privileged to speak at the event. This is what I said.  It’s a great honour to play a role in celebrating the remarkable life of Rudy Haase — and Mickie — and I’m not only honoured,...

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An Astronaut, plus A Legend

Posted on Nov 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Coming Up: An Astronaut, plus A Legend Recently I was asked to describe the core benefit that The Green Interview offers to its members, and I was surprised at how quickly the answer tumbled out of me. “Every month,” I said, “you get to spend an hour with a great thinker, imagining the future .” The Green Interview includes conversations with an...

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The Second Coming of Joella Foulds

Posted on Oct 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Last night I heard Joella Foulds sing at the Celtic Colours concert in Port Hawkesbury. She’s a splendid pianist, and she has a rich, powerful voice. In addition, she’s a fine songwriter, which I hadn’t known. She’s spent the last 22 years off the stage, working in arts administration, notably in shaping the Celtic Colours Festival itself,...

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Atlantic Credit Unions to Sponsor Green Rights Tour!

Posted on Sep 18, 2017 | 0 comments

I’m delighted to report that  the Atlantic Credit Unions will sponsor the Maritimes Green Rights tour that begins next Friday. It’s a beautiful alliance. Green Rights is about enabling citizens to take responsibility for their own habitat; the credit union movement is about enabling citizens to take responsibility for their own financial lives. Both are...

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The Green Rights Maritimes Tour!

Posted on Sep 9, 2017 | 0 comments

September 22 – October 2, 2017 Last September, Marjorie Simmins and I toured from coast to coast in Merlin, our 34-foot motorhome. I lectured and showed the 67-minute film Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World, in universities, churches and community halls, and we both sold books. This fall, to my delight, the New Brunswick Environmental Network...

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Green Interview with Maxine Burkett — and an Emerging Global Treaty!

Posted on Aug 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Maxine Burkett, our latest Green Interview, is out to help the most vulnerable human communities face the endless crisis of constantly rising seas. She’s a professor of law at the University of Hawaii, and in our newest Green Interview, she talks about the small Pacific island nations which are shrinking and vanishing, possibly forcing entire national...

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Farewell to Orri Vigfusson. Three cheers for David Korten. And one hand claps for Nova Scotia’s recent record.

Posted on Jul 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Orri Vigfusson is one of my heroes – a very successful Icelandic businessman from a fishing family who made it his mission to save the wild Atlantic salmon from extinction by purchasing and retiring all the commercial Atlantic salmon fishing licenses in the world. Charming but relentless, Orri visited fishers from Spain to Russia to Labrador to Connecticut, found...

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Wow! We’ve Made a Difference!

Posted on May 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Making a Difference The whole idea of our Green Rights project (www.GreenRights.com) – which includes 30 Green Interviews, three films, and a book – was to persuade Canadians and Americans that they should have the legal right to a healthy environment: clean air, pure water, healthy food. We don’t have that now. What we learned during our research and filming,...

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In Search of Big Joe Mufferaw

Posted on May 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Big Joe Mufferaw paddled into Mattawa All the way from Ottawa, in just one day. On the River Ottawa, the best man we ever saw Was Big Joe Mufferaw, the old folks say…. Come and listen while I tell you what the old folks say. So goes the song by Stompin’ Tom Connors. When I first heard it, Stompin’ Tom was talking to Peter Gzowski on Morningside...

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Joel Solomon: Our Newest Green Interview!

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Joel Solomon has spent much of his life engaged with money – earning it, investing it, thinking about it, and giving it away. Although his activities are centred on British Columbia, his impact is national and international. He is one of Canada’s most notable environmental philanthropists, and he is the author of a fascinating new book, The Clean Money...

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The Green Rights Film: Screenings, Events and Awards

Posted on Apr 30, 2017 | 0 comments

I was recently asked by someone compiling a catalogue page to provide a list of screenings and other presentations of our film Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. It was an eye-opening task. Here’s the list of events both completed and booked: Universities Acadia University Mount St. Vincent University St. Francis Xavier University University of...

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Posted on Mar 26, 2017 | 5 comments

From left: David Boyd, Lisa Sundstrom, Max Cameron, Sheryl Lightfoot, all of UBC; and Silver Donald Cameron. Out of frame: Nuno Porto, UBC Museum of Anthropology. On March 23, I was on a panel at the UBC Museum of Anthropology with the five remarkable people in the photo. We were discussing a stimulating and moving exhibition called The Rights of Nature, focussed on...

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Gary Saunders, Screenings in Vancouver, and Another Award

Posted on Mar 11, 2017 | 0 comments

New Green Interview: Gary Saunders! We’ve published our newest Green Interview, with Nova Scotia forester, author, educator and painter Gary Saunders, author of the award-winning new book, My Life With Trees. The book is a unique memoir of 30 chapters each focussed on a particular species of tree, and on Gary’s memories of people associated with that...

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The Green Rights Circus!

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Awards, Screenings, Festivals, Keynotes, Everything! The whole idea of promotion is to get people to pay attention to your project. For a while, not much happens – and then the project roars off like a rocket sled, and you’re frantically hanging on. Here’s some of what’s going on with the Green Rights project. IMPACT DOCS AWARD Impact DOCS is an...

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Just out! Silver Donald Cameron on the View 902 podcast!

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 | 0 comments

Nova Scotia artists and cultural critics Paul Andrew Kimball and Ron Foley Macdonald are the publishers of the podcast View 902 (view902.com. For those outside Nova Scotia, “902” is the province’s area code.) In the site’s current feature interview, Kimball engages Silver Donald Cameron in an extended conversation about Cameron’s new book Warrior...

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Camille Labchuk, Green Rights events — and Happy New Year!

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Camille Labchuk: Our Newest Green Interview   And also Reflections on the Mother of All Book Promotion Tours How Your Organization Can Screen the Green RightsFilm Upcoming Screenings of the Film Camille Labchuk: Advocate for Animals Still in her early 30s, Camille Labchuk has been an environmental and animal rights activist for more than 20 years, since she saw...

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