Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

Green Pieces — a new section on this site

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 with three hefty reprinted pieces, one of which is my major attempt so far to articulate a political and environmental philosophy that would provide a way out of the frightening situation we have created for ourselves.

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The Rights and Wrongs of Copyright — Sunday column, November 21, 2010

“Did you always intend to be a writer?” asked the student. “No,” I said. “ The idea never crossed my mind. One of the things I learned in school was that to be a writer, you had to be British and dead.” The phrase “Canadian writer” was an oxymoron, as silly as “jumbo shrimp.” I vividly remember when the idea did occur to me.

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New interview — Chris Turner!

Introducing Chris Turner, author of The Geography of Hope! Dismayed that environmentalism had become "a sort of mythology of death – passionate, lyrical, righteous and hopeless,” Turner set out to discover what he called  “the archipelago of hope,” the places and initiatives all over the world where people are fully aware of the environmental crisis – but are attacking the problems with imagination, exuberance and optimism.  It’s a fine, stimulating, hopeful book, and it became the basis of a memorable interview.

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