Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World
An On-site/Online Course from Cape Breton University
If you’re a Canadian (or an American) you don’t have a right to a clean breath of air, or a drink of pure water. Your body contains a pound of plastic and traces of 700 toxic chemicals – and you can’t sue the polluters responsible.
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 is how I learned that our interviews there have recently been used in 235 institutions worldwide.
It’s been called “the most important lawsuit in the history of the planet” – and none of the plaintiffs is over 21. In the “Our Children’s Trust” case, 21 young Americans are suing the US government for violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property through its continuing support of industries that cause climate change.
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.
Watch the Film
Please click here to view the film. (Members Only).
Please click here to view the 90 min Director’s Cut. (Members Only)
The right to breathe. The right to clean water. The right to wholesome food.
You spoke. We listened.
You told us overwhelmingly that you preferred the photo that showed me talking with Mi’kmaw canoe builder Todd Labrador, beside the Wildcat River. But some of you found the people lost in the background.
So we cropped it closer, clarified the text, and we’re using it as our thumbnail.
In 2012, the Green Interview team vowed to make a feature-length documentary about the human right to a healthy environment, and Mother Nature’s right to be respected and protected. It’s a right recognized in 180 of the 193 UN member countries — but not in North America.
What do you do if an oil company wants to frack in your village, or an agri-corporation wants to set up a pig feedlot (or a salmon feedlot) next to your property? What legal right do you have to object?
Tony Oposa was appalled.
In 1990, Antonio Oposa, Jr. – “Attorney Oposa,” as he is now known throughout the Philippines – went walking in the mountains of Cebu, in what used to be the forest – and the forest was gone.
The odd thing is that you can go to jail for smoking the wrong kind of cigarette or swiping a sweater from a store – but you can get away scot-free after demolishing a forest, destroying a mountain or poisoning the water that thousands of people (and other creatures) rely on for their very lives.