Composed in 1988, premiered in 1991, The Celtic Mass for the Sea has become a contemporary choral classic. Combining a chamber string orchestra and choir with a Celtic ensemble of harp, pipes, mandolin, fiddle and guitars, the Mass is an exuberant celebration of the teeming life in the waters covering our planet – and a warning of the dangers of abusing it.
Steal this technology! Build this hydrogen car! says Hugo Spowers. I'm fascinated.
Race-car driver turned green automotive visionary, Hugo has re-imagined not just the automobile, but the entire auto industry. The result? A car that looks and runs like no other vehicle on the road, made by a company that runs like no other in the business world.
If you fix it, they will come.
So says Sir Tim Smit, in our latest Green Interview, released in March. Sir Tim is the creator of Britain’s Eden Project, which transformed a monstrous, devastated clay quarry in rural Cornwall into an enormous educational theme park dedicated to exploring people’s complete dependence on plants.
Rob Hopkins, founder of the global Transition Movement, says that peak oil isn’t a disaster, but a golden opportunity to build communities that can survive shocks and crises. Dr. Hopkins is the latest Green Interview video, released this week.
The Transition movement, which began in Devon, England, is a community-led plan to move away from fossil fuels and into a rich, sociable, locally focused way of life.
All but 16 of the 193 states in the United Nations recognize the right to a healthy environment, says legal scholar Dr. David Boyd. Among the laggards: Canada and the United States.
“It’s a truly extraordinary development for Canada and the United States to be the global renegades in terms of recognition of this most basic and fundamental human right,” Boyd told the Green Interview in a new, feature-length video conversation.
In recent weeks we've posted two great new Green Interviews, with Alastair McIntosh and Yvon Chouinard – and I haven't blogged about either of them. Mea culpa!
Alastair McIntosh is one of Scotland’s greatest social and environmental thinkers, a theologian, and the man largely responsible for the first major reforms of feudal Scottish land-owning since the Battle of Culloden in 1746.