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Stephen Best’s Bright Green Interviews
Stephen Best is a film-maker, environmental consultant and animal rights activist who has produced several lovely green interviews himself. Details below – but first a bit about Stephen Best.
I met Stephen Best in 1975, on the ice north of Newfoundland, where we were both covering the seal hunt.
Homeowners have plenty of ways to reduce their energy use – but how do you know which changes are worthwhile? You can insulate, seal, change thermostats and replace old appliances. You can install solar panels, insulate your water heaters and water pipes, clean your furnace filters and replace shower-heads.
Our Green Interview with Robert Bateman has just been posted – more than an hour of reflection on art, education, wildlife, the shaping of consciousness in young people, and appreciation for the natural world. Bateman is among the world’s foremost interpreters of nature through the medium of visual art – and, because of his many books and his controversial decision to allow his work to be inexpensively reproduced, one of the world’s best-known and most-loved nature artists.
In the summer issue of Zoomer, Moses Znaimer’s hip new magazine for mature and over-ripe Canadians – I’m one – is a article by Jane MacDougall on conserving water. Reacting to the fact that water is becoming a scarce resource globally, and that the average Canadian uses a prodigious 329 litres daily, MacDougall lays out six principles for conserving water.
“Annie,” said Marjorie, “do you think hollyhocks would do well over there by the fence?”
Annie Hill laughed aloud.
“Marjorie,”she said, “I wouldn’t know. I haven’t had a home ashore since I was 19 years old.”
It’s true. At 20, Annie and her first husband, Pete Hill, sailed from England to the Caribbean and back on a 28-foot engineless catamaran.