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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.

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Ronald Wright: Progress Traps

Here’s a Sunday Herald column (published today)based on a recently-recorded Green Interview with Ronald Wright. The full-length interview will be posted on The Green Interview site later this year.  RONALD WRIGHT: PROGRESS TRAPS  September 5, 2010 "Archaeology is the best tool for looking ahead,” says Ronald Wright.

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Warm fuzzy feelings…

It really creates a warm, fuzzy feeling when people you respect say nice things about you. Here’s Chris Benjamin on Twitter: "For inspiration and knowledge that is mind-blowing, and world-changing, check out the Green Interview" Ahhh! Thanks, Chris. And then Jodi DeLong, on Facebook, had this comment:   "I had a big Green Interview marathon last Sunday, Don, while I was editing photos.

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Stalking the Green Giants

In the town of Blue Earth, Minnesota, alongside Interstate 90, there’s a 55-foot statue of the Jolly Green Giant. He’s the familiar mascot of Green Giant Foods, the fella we see on TV commercials bragging up the foods that come “ From the valley of the jolly – ho, ho, ho – Green Giant.” That one’s made out of fiberglass.

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Saving Canada’s Prison Farms

I was thrilled to get the message from Helen Forsey below protesting the closure and sale of Canada’s six prison farms. This issue has been nagging at me for months, and I haven’t had time to really think about it. But from every point of view — money, correctional practices, food policy, simple humanity, you name it — selling the prison farms is a colossally dumb idea that flies right in the face of the public’s growing engagement with food.

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We Need Wild Law in the Gulf of Mexico

There’s a big article in the Toronto Globe and Mail today about the toxic flood of legal actions that’s likely to result from the toxic flood of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. I find myself  both weeping and enraged at what’s going on down there — and as I read about all the claimants who are likely to sue, I was swept with a wave of fury that the shrimpers and whale-watchers can sue but the shrimp and the whales cannot.

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