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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.

Conserving Water — or Maybe Not

Date:July 2, 2011
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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.

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The Nobel Prize of Sailing [Sunday Herald, January 2010]

“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.

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Bhutan! Our First Special Presentation (with notes on newspaper managers’ decisions, the joys of home care, and other matters)

But first: Bhutan! Nearly 40 years ago, the Fourth Dragon King of Bhutan famously declared to a visiting journalist that Gross National Product was not as important as Gross National Happiness. At the time, Bhutan was a feudal monarchy without highways, hospitals, a postal system or a national currency.

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Introducing Gale Cengage, our new partners!

We’re delighted to announce that The Green Interview has entered into a partnership with Gale Cengage Learning, a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions to libraries worldwide. Gale Cengage has licensed the content of The Green Interview and now incorporates the interviews and the ancillary blogs, biographies and other texts in its GREENR product.

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The End of My Sunday Column

Date:May 1, 2011
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In 1998, when the Halifax Chronicle-Herald invited me to contribute a weekly column to their new Sunday edition, I wrote a simple one-page contract that said, essentially, that the Sunday Herald would publish my columns before anyone else, and that I would retain all other rights to the works.

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