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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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Hugo Spowers: Steal These Secrets! Build this Car!

Steal this technology! Build this hydrogen car! says Hugo Spowers. I'm fascinated. Race-car driver turned green automotive visionary, Hugo has re-imagined not just the automobile, but the entire auto industry. The result? A car that looks and runs like no other vehicle on the road, made by a company that runs like no other in the business world.

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Alastair McIntosh and Yvon Chouinard — at last!

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 land-owning since the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

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Riversimple: Building the Hydrogen Car!

Great interview yesterday with Hugo Spowers, the moving spirit behind Riversimple — a tiny company that plans to bring the world's first hydrogen-powered car to market in 2014. The company is a little group of valiant and enormously experienced entrepreneurs and engineers based in Ludlow, Shropshire, a gorgeous mediaeval market town in a forgotten corner of England near the Welsh border.

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Andrew Heintzman!

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.

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Death of a Giant: Ray Anderson, 1934-2011

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 Ecology of Commerce.

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Ray Anderson: Creating the Green Corporation (February 18, 2007)

“I’d like to see the business case for fishing the stocks to the point of collapse,” Ray Anderson declares. “I’d like to see the business case for destroying the ozone layer. What kind of a system do we have, where we think it’s cheaper to destroy the Earth than to take care of it?” The Attentive Reader of this column already knows about Ray Anderson, the founder and chairman of Interface Corporation, a global carpet company.

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