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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 TheGreeninterview.com 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.

Blog Posts and Reviews of A Million Futures

I’m happy to see that my recent book is getting some attention. A Million Futures: The Remarkable Legacy of the CAnada Millennium Scholarship Foundation was published last September. Here’s a nice little Q&A that Halifax writer Richard Levangie does with recently-published authors: http://seventhestatepr.com/blog/2011/01/26/459/ And here’s a short but lovely review by Dale Kirby, a professor of education at Memorial University of Newfoundland:  http://post-secondary.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-book-on-canada-millennium.html#comment-form The book has also been noticed in University Affairs, the house organ of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, here: http://www.universityaffairs.ca/building-a-strong-foundation.aspx It’s not exactly a natural best-seller, but it’s pleased a lot of readers and it’s good to see it drawing a little attention.

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Echoes of Gandhi – Sunday column, January 16, 2011

I need to know more about Mahatma Gandhi.   During the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing three towering figures in the Indian eco-justice movement. Bunker Roy is the founder of Barefoot College; Satish Kumar edits Resurgence magazine; and the protean Vandana Shiva is a physicist, eco-feminist, philosopher and doughty foe of agricultural imperialism.

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The Levees, God Bless ‘Em! – Sunday column, January 9, 2011

The queue began on Barrington Street, snaked down the driveway past four busby-topped Scots Guards and vanished into Government House.  The crowd was cheerful and colourful – military officers encrusted with gold braid and medals, young couples towing velvet-clad little girls and toting swaddled babies, elegant toffs in striped pants and swallow-tailed jackets, stout Scots with swirling kilts, matrons in mink, and Knights of Columbus sporting satin robes of crimson, gold, emerald and azure.

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