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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.

The Living Beach re-visited

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In 1998, I published The Living Beach, my most extensive piece of environmental writing — an account of the fascinating dance of wind, sand and water that makes beaches, live, grow, shrink, die and adapt. The book won a bunch of awards, but when the publishing house was sold to a multinational corporation it instantly went out of print.

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The Orcas Win in Court!

http://www.ecojustice.ca/blog/ecojustice-delivers-a-big-win-for-the-canadian-orca-population This ruling fills me with jubilation. In my 1998 book The Living Beach, I took a look at the idea that natural phenomena should have legal rights. Bolivia has passed a landmark law on this topic — and here's a Canadian court asserting the duty of Canada to protect the habitat of a wild animal.

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David Montgomery!

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Our newest interview, David Montgomery, is a geologist, a professor, a rock musician – and the author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, a startling book that details how human beings have been mining the soil since the dawn of agriculture, turning the Fertile Crescent, for instance, into the desert that is modern Iraq.

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The Power of Speech: The Efficiency Nova Scotia tour

My speaking tour for Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation is entering the homestretch — and it's been a great success.  Before Christmas, the tour visited Truro, Stellarton and Sydney; in January we were in Amherst, Caledonia, Bridgewater and Wolfville. Still to come are Yarmouth on February 1 (at the Yarmouth Arts Council theatre, 76 Parade Street) , and Halifax on February 7 (at the Keshen-Goodman Library on Lacewood.)  In the course of the tour I've met a lot of great people, and we've had some excellent (and often quite wide-ranging) discussions not only of energy efficiency, but of many other environmental and economic topics.

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David Orton!

  We're proud to present our latest interview, with ecological philosopher David Orton. David was a highly-regarded proponent of "deep ecology,"  a perspective that sees all life forms – man, moose or microbe – as having an equal right to survive and flourish.

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