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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.

Education

Wild Halifax and The Parliament of Life – Sunday column, April 18, 2011

I’ve never participated in a Council of All Beings. Not yet. Councils of All Beings were designed by proponents of “deep ecology” to give people a direct emotional experience of their profound connection with the rest of the natural world. Deep ecology holds that the world was not made for human exploitation, that all its features have intrinsic value, and that our most urgent task is to re-discover our proper place among the life-forms that share this green and spinning planet.

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Bunker Roy!!

We recently posted our interview with Bunker Roy, the founder of India’s Barefoot College, and an educational thinker of ruthless robustness. He won’t educate people who have been spoiled by formal education, and he doesn’t think highly of men as students, either.

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Blog Posts and Reviews of A Million Futures

I’m happy to see that my recent book is getting some attention. A Million Futures: The Remarkable Legacy of the CAnada Millennium Scholarship Foundation was published last September. Here’s a nice little Q&A that Halifax writer Richard Levangie does with recently-published authors: http://seventhestatepr.com/blog/2011/01/26/459/ And here’s a short but lovely review by Dale Kirby, a professor of education at Memorial University of Newfoundland:  http://post-secondary.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-book-on-canada-millennium.html#comment-form The book has also been noticed in University Affairs, the house organ of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, here: http://www.universityaffairs.ca/building-a-strong-foundation.aspx It’s not exactly a natural best-seller, but it’s pleased a lot of readers and it’s good to see it drawing a little attention.

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