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.

Jane Goodall!

The Green Interview recently posted a long conversation with renowned primatologist Dame Jane Goodall. Goodall is world-famous not only for her trailblazing research with wild chimpanzees, but also for her international environmental advocacy and for her youth organization, Roots and Shoots.

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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.

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Death of a Giant: Ray Anderson, 1934-2011

When I first came up with the idea of The Green Interview, I thought of Ray Anderson. Ray Anderson was the founder and chairman of Interface, Inc., which began as a traditional carpet manufacturing company based in Georgia. In 1994, under pressure from his customers and staff to develop an environmental policy, Ray happened upon Paul Hawken’s seminal book The Ecology of Commerce.

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Ray Anderson: Creating the Green Corporation (February 18, 2007)

“I’d like to see the business case for fishing the stocks to the point of collapse,” Ray Anderson declares. “I’d like to see the business case for destroying the ozone layer. What kind of a system do we have, where we think it’s cheaper to destroy the Earth than to take care of it?” The Attentive Reader of this column already knows about Ray Anderson, the founder and chairman of Interface Corporation, a global carpet company.

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The Forum is Open!

No, not the Montreal Forum, or the Halifax Forum – our Forum, here on The Green Interview site. When we launched the site, we wanted to reserve the Forum for subscribers – but the site has outgrown that limitation. Now we have several levels of subscriber as well at the capability for people to buy single copies of the interviews in various formats, from transcripts to full video – and people all over the world can reach our site through their libraries.

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Where Does the Power Go?

Date:July 9, 2011

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.

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Robert Bateman!

Date:July 5, 2011

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.

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