You spoke. We listened.
You told us overwhelmingly that you preferred the photo that showed me talking with Mi’kmaw canoe builder Todd Labrador, beside the Wildcat River. But some of you found the people lost in the background.
So we cropped it closer, clarified the text, and we’re using it as our thumbnail.
Salmon — in a Suit
Last week, a St. John’s lawyer named Owen Myers took the government of Newfoundland and Labrador to court. Myers’ lawsuit alleges that the government broke its own laws and regulations by exempting a salmon farm project in Placentia Bay from a full-scale environmental review.
Time — well past time, in fact — for a biggish update.
As you may know, the Green Interview team devoted the first nine months of this year largely to the GreenRights Maritimes project which ultimately became Defenders of the Dawn: Green Rights in the Maritimes, and was broadcast by CBC Atlantic on September 5.
Tony Oposa was appalled.
In 1990, Antonio Oposa, Jr. – “Attorney Oposa,” as he is now known throughout the Philippines – went walking in the mountains of Cebu, in what used to be the forest – and the forest was gone.
Five great interviews in just four days. Here's a bit more detail about our amazing week in England.
The Green Interview crew landed in London and drove to a rented flat in Oxford, where we spent Monday. On Tuesday, we drove to Ludlow, in Shropshire, on the Welsh border, where we met Hugo Spowers of Riversimple car company (www.riversimple.com).
When I first came up with the idea of The Green Interview, I thought of Ray Anderson.
Ray Anderson was the founder and chairman of Interface, Inc., which began as a traditional carpet manufacturing company based in Georgia. In 1994, under pressure from his customers and staff to develop an environmental policy, Ray happened upon Paul Hawken’s seminal book The Ecology of Commerce.
It was 1970, and Michel Blanchard was gleefully describing new opportunities in the oncoming Age of Information. Information, he cried, would be accessible to everyone, everywhere, all the time! The isolation of the Acadian villages would end! Acadians would be able to link up by means of small transmitters, broadcasting de l’église a l’église a l’église – from steeple to steeple to steeple, all across the region!
IGUASSU FALLS, Brazil — As of 2008, more than 17 percent of the Amazon rainforest had been cleared for agriculture and otherdevelopment. But in Brazil the rate of deforestation has dropped dramatically in recent years, thanks to a variety of incentives that nmay provide a model for other regions.
MEET THE AUTHOR IN PETIT DE GRAT!
On Tuesday, December 10, at 7:00, we’re having a “Meet the Author” event at Centre LaPicasse, the Acadian cultural centre in Petit de Grat. I’ll read some passages from my re-issued book, The Education of Everett Richardson and I’ll be selling autographed copies of the book – and copies of some of my other books as well.