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.


The Power of Speech: The Efficiency Nova Scotia tour

My speaking tour for Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation is entering the homestretch — and it's been a great success.  Before Christmas, the tour visited Truro, Stellarton and Sydney; in January we were in Amherst, Caledonia, Bridgewater and Wolfville. Still to come are Yarmouth on February 1 (at the Yarmouth Arts Council theatre, 76 Parade Street) , and Halifax on February 7 (at the Keshen-Goodman Library on Lacewood.)  In the course of the tour I've met a lot of great people, and we've had some excellent (and often quite wide-ranging) discussions not only of energy efficiency, but of many other environmental and economic topics.

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Bhutan! Our First Special Presentation (with notes on newspaper managers’ decisions, the joys of home care, and other matters)

But first: Bhutan! Nearly 40 years ago, the Fourth Dragon King of Bhutan famously declared to a visiting journalist that Gross National Product was not as important as Gross National Happiness. At the time, Bhutan was a feudal monarchy without highways, hospitals, a postal system or a national currency.

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The End of My Sunday Column

Date:May 1, 2011

In 1998, when the Halifax Chronicle-Herald invited me to contribute a weekly column to their new Sunday edition, I wrote a simple one-page contract that said, essentially, that the Sunday Herald would publish my columns before anyone else, and that I would retain all other rights to the works.

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Love that iPhone! – Sunday column, February 6, 2011

SUNDAY HERALD COLUMN – February 6, 2011 [HH1106] LOVE THAT PHONE! by Silver Donald Cameron So here I am, trotting along on my treadmill – conceivably the most boring activity in the world – and I’m groovin’.  Erroll Garner’s piano, raging with joy, thunders out one of his greatest tracks, “Old Man River,” from his 1956 vinyl album The Most Happy Piano.

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The Lovenest

"Silver Donald Giving Up Lovenest" shrieked the headline in Frank magazine, our local scandal sheet in Nova Scotia. Wow! Hugh Hefner wannabe nabbed with Another Woman? Is Silver Donald a bigamist? Is the lady in question a married woman? Well, ahem.

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