Betty Krawczyk is a petite, silver-haired great-grandmother of 84 who may just represent the future of the environmental movement.
She's a jailbird.
As many of the interviews in this series point out, our world is now run by what David Korten calls "an alliance between the world's largest corporations and most powerful governments … backed by the power of money to integrate the world's national economies into a single, borderless global economy." Governments have become the agents of trans-national corporations and are really not answerable to the citizens any more.
A friend writes me to say he's discouraged about the net-pen aquaculture contretemps. I reply:
I actually think we're winning. When I wrote my original column in early 2011, it was to comment on the odd fact that this industry, which is so controversial elsewhere, seemed to be sliding along below the radar in NS.
Our first full-length documentary, Salmon Wars. A new Green Interview. And the Order of Canada for your humble scribe here.
It's been busy, friends. And wonderful.
You haven't heard much from The Green Interview over the last few weeks, which I regret.
Two new interviews and an upcoming documentary!
I haven't written a blog post or a Newsletter about The Green Interview for weeks and weeks. There's a reason, and I'll get to that – but in the meantime I want to assure you that production has been rolling right along.
John Boudreau died on Wednesday — one of the most remarkable leaders I've ever known. In his professional life he was a teacher and guidance counsellor; in his private life he was an astonishingly gifted community animator and organizer as well as being a devoted family man.
The trailer for our upcoming documentary, Salmon Wars, has just been released! See it here: http://youtu.be/EimPqpMlInY
Background: in recent months, the international salmon-farming industry has been applying for new sites and new leases — on a truly massive scale. A pair of farms in St.
This brief quotation by David Korten — whose interview we'll post later this week — provides the most succinct summary I've seen of the giant struggle that we're all now engaged in, whether or not we like it or even know about it.
Dr. Daniel Pauly, our newest Green Interview, is a legendary fisheries scientist, an authority on the overall state of world fisheries and fish stocks, and a bold, incisive thinker.
Pauly is the driving force behind FishBase, a database on the web that contains detailed information on all the 35,000 fish species known to science.
I had hoped that someone would sing this yesterday at Lloyd's memorial service. Here are the words, from memory. I wonder if anyone has an "official" copy?
LLOYD BOURINOT'S PETIT DE GRAT SONG
The spring of 1961 I thought I'd go to sea,
With Sam Rideout, skipper of the old Red Diamond III,
Down the Strait of Canso till Green Island hove in sight,
We headed 'er in for Petit de Grat one dark and stormy night.
Alanna Mitchell, our newest Green Interview, has been called “the best environmental journalist in the world” — and by The World Conservation Union and the Reuters Foundation, no less. Her latest book is Sea Sick: The Hidden Crisis in the Global Ocean, a passionate investigation of the health of the ocean.