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GM Foods - Vandana Shiva
A scientist, philosopher, feminist, author, environmentalist, and activist, Vandana Shiva is a one-woman movement for peace, sustainability and social justice. After hearing the leaders of world agri-business describe their plan to control the world's supply of food and pharmaceuticals through…
The World's First Rooftop Farm: Mohamed Hage
Interview with Mohamed Hage, who is turning the flat rooftops of Montreal's industrial buildings into fertile farms that feed thousands--and he's making a profit in the process. Hage, a self-described "technology geek" turned urban farmer, explains the genesis and genius…
Sea Shepherd: Paul Watson
Interview with Paul Watson, an animal rights activist and stalwart advocate of the marine environment. As the founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Paul directly intervenes with illegal fishing and whaling activity to achieve its goals. He…
Life of the Forest: Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Interview with Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a unique blend of rigorous scientist, reverential philosopher, and Irish bard. She understands profoundly the intertwined life of the forest, from the root fungi that swap carbon among the trees to the sophisticated sexual dance of…
Ecological Footprint: William Rees
Interview with William Rees, the world famous originator of ecological footprint analysis--a remarkable instrument designed to actually measure the demands that each of us, and each of our societies, is placing on the productive capacity of our planet. The Earth,…
Patagonia: Yvon Chouinard - Growing the Sustainable Company
Interview with Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia--a sporting gear and clothing company committed to environmentally responsible business practices. Despite his success, Chouinard is a trenchant critic of capitalism who has at times rejected profits and "business sense" in favour…
Waiting for Justice in Ecuador’s Amazon Rain Forest - Pablo Fajardo and Steven Donziger
This episode of The Green Interview features Pablo Fajardo and Steven Donziger, two lawyers whose relentless pursuit of one of the world's biggest and meanest corporations has made "Chevron-Toxico" a landmark case in environmental law. The story is set in…
The Gaia Principle: James Lovelock
Interview with James Lovelock, the creator of the Gaia hypothesis. Lovelock's eclecticism and scientific independence for nearly five decades allowed him to follow the logic of his own thinking no matter how original and unorthodox its conclusions. In 1979, Lovelock…
The Animals We Are: Jane Goodall
Interview with Jane Goodall, a primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and environmental advocate whose studies with chimpanzees in Tanzania have changed not only our understanding of chimpanzees but also our understanding of the nature of human beings. In 1977, she established the…
Transition Towns: Rob Hopkins - Finding the Future, Together
Interview with Rob Hopkins, the founder of the Transition Movement, an idea that began in 2008 and since then has gone viral around the world. It's been called "the biggest urban brainwave of the century," a visionary, practical blueprint that…
On How to Rediscover our ‘Sense of Place’: David Suzuki
This episode of The Green Interview features David Suzuki, a scientist, author, broadcaster, teacher, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. For more than 40 years, Suzuki has been interpreting and defending nature to viewers and audiences in Canada--and the…
Salmon Wars - Wild Fish, Aquaculture and the Future of Communities
Salmon Wars: Wild Fish, Aquaculture and the Future of Communities is a wide-ranging exploration of net cage salmon aquaculture and its social, economic and environmental impact on the communities where it operates. This eye-opening 70-minute video documentary surveys industry representatives,…
Gross National Happiness: Jigme Thinley
Interview with Jigme Thinley, the first democratically elected prime minister of Bhutan. While in office, the Thinley government was dedicated to Gross National Happiness (GNH), an idea that was born in the early 1970s when Bhutan's fourth King, an absolute…
Prophet of Deep Ecology: David Orton
Interview with David Orton, a highly-regarded proponent of "deep ecology," a perspective that sees all life forms - man, moose or microbe - as having an equal right to survive and flourish. But he was not only an ecological philosopher…
Native Ecology: Gregory Cajete
Interview with Gregory Cajete, a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from the pueblos of New Mexico who has spent his life striving to harmonize…
The Climate Change Denial Industry: James Hoggan
Interview with James Hoggan, the author of Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming -- an expose of how the false debate on climate change was manufactured by oil and gas companies and their PR firms. Hoggan, who works…
The Poet of Trauma Farm: Brian Brett
Interview with Brian Brett, a passionate and diverse award-winning Canadian novelist, critic, and poet. His latest book, Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life , is a lyrical, honest, and often amusing portrayal of rural life interspersed with thought-provoking…
How Many Fish in the Sea?: Daniel Pauly
Arguably the world's most prolific and widely-cited living fisheries scientists, Daniel Pauly has been described as iconoclastic, irreverent, and a global thinker. He is an outspoken and often controversial critic of modern fishing practices and the fishing industry, which he…
Équiterre: Steven Guilbeault - Linking Environmental and Social Justice
This episode of The Green Interview features Steven Guilbeault, an author, a science and environmental journalist, a consultant to venture capitalists, and a prominent Quebecois environmentalist. He is currently senior director of Equiterre, a non-governmental organization he co-founded in 1994,…
Treating Earth like Dirt: David Montgomery
Interview with David Montgomery, a geomorphologist--a scientist who studies the forces that shape the landscape. His two books, one on soil and the other on salmon are, he says, "parallel stories of decline linked by the fact that one of…