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.

Silver Donald Cameron’s TEDx talk on Gross National Happiness in Bhutan

I’m a huge fan of the TED talks, 18-minute nuggets of wisdom, insight, fun and stimulation. If you don’t know them, you have a treat in store at So I was thrilled when I was invited to speak at a TEDx event in Halifax last June – a local, self-organized occasion licensed by TED to bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

I presented an illustrated talk about Bhutan and its pursuit of Gross National Happiness. The talk was basically a live version of our Bhutan video, and it was based on my visit to Bhutan in 2009 to observe a workshop, organized by GPI Atlantic of Halifax, on Education for GNH. It was recorded and edited by the Nova Scotia Community College, and the edited video recently became available.

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