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Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 18 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of thegreeninterview.com and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. He also teaches a Green Rights course at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence.

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The Second Coming of Joella Foulds

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, for which work she won the Order of Canada and an honorary doctorate from Cape Breton University.

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Salmon Wars in the Green Unplugged online festival!

Our film Salmon Wars is in the global film festival Green Unplugged, opening today! To see it, click here: http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11758 Green Unplugged is one of a series of Culture Unplugged festivals that since 2008 have been visited by more than 60 million people from 39,000-odd cities across more than 231 countries and territories. 

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Rob Hopkins!

Rob Hopkins, founder of the global Transition Movement, says that peak oil isn’t a disaster, but a golden opportunity to build communities that can survive shocks and crises. Dr. Hopkins is the latest Green Interview video, released this week. The Transition movement, which began in Devon, England, is a community-led plan to move away from fossil fuels and into a rich, sociable, locally focused way of life.

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Kartikeya Sarabhai!

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.

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Study Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba!

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 Sustainable Agriculture Cuba.

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Bunker Roy!!

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.

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