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.

Video-Hosting Troubles

As a Christmas present, one of our suppliers gave us a big problem – and we’re putting on a big push to get it resolved. Here’s the story. We don’t keep our audio and video files on our own computers; they’re kept on servers owned by a “video hosting” service called SesameVault.

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The Death of Privacy – Sunday column, December 26, 2010

It was 1970, and Michel Blanchard was gleefully describing new opportunities in the oncoming Age of Information. Information, he cried, would be accessible to everyone, everywhere, all the time! The isolation of the Acadian villages would end! Acadians would be able to link up by means of small transmitters, broadcasting de l’église a l’église a l’église – from steeple to steeple to steeple, all across the region!

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The Power of Bullfrog


The Green Interview is featured in the current issue of Bullfrog Buzz —  the newsletter of Bullfrog Power, the green power company which now serves Canadians from coast to coast. It’s a fine piece, and it gives an excellent insight into The Green Interview — who we are, why we’re doing what we do.

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The Happiness of David Cameron – Sunday column, December 5, 2010

And now for some good news. David Cameron – not my brother, the guy in No. 10 Downing Street – has been musing aloud that maybe the Gross Domestic Product, a narrow financial measure developed during the economic maelstrom of the 1930s, doesn’t adequately describe human life in the globalized 21st century.  In these musings, Cameron echoes French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who in 2008 commissioned a panel of eminent economists to seek a better measurement than GDP.

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New interview — Dr. Ronald Colman!

Dr. Ronald Colman is executive director of GPI Atlantic, a non-profit organization that set out, a decade ago, to create a Genuine Progress Index for Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is an ideal test-bed for such a project, with fewer than a million people living on a peninsula – but with a full suite of sophisticated institutions, including numerous universities and its own provincial government.

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