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.

An Astronaut, plus A Legend

Recently I was asked to describe the core benefit that The Green Interview offers to its members, and I was surprised at how quickly the answer tumbled out of me.

“Every month,” I said, “you get to spend an hour with a great thinker, imagining the future .”

The Green Interview includes conversations with an astonishiLove_Stanleyng array of leading environmental figures. Our next two interviewees — we’ll post their interviews before year-end — are US astronaut Dr. Stanley Love (right) who is also a planetary scientist) and the legendary climatologist Dr. James Hansen, whose testimony before the US Congress in 1988 really marks the beginning of widespread concern about climate change. Brilliant, articulate scientists, both of them.

So, in general, what do our interviewees share?

I’d say they share a passion for a better, greener future, a determination to help us get there, and an ability to talk about their passion with great eloquence.  It’s a privilege to be able to talk with them — and to share those conversations with our subscribers.

The Green Rights Maritimes Tour – My Report

Six weeks ago, I did an intense tour through Canada’s three Maritime Provinces, making presentations at universities and libraries, and screening the Green Rights film in independent cinemas and community halls. The tour was sponsored at different levels by a variety of environmental organizations, and the whole adventure was supported by the Atlantic Credit Unions. I had a lot of fun, and it seems the tour was useful. If you’re interested in knowing more about it, you can read my report to the sponsors here.

I’m hoping to do a similar tour in 2018 in Alberta (where the film has been shown and I have been asked to return) and in Saskatchewan (where the film has never been shown.) If you have Prairie connections, please let them know.