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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…
Your Right to a Healthy Environment: David Boyd
Interview with David Boyd, a Canadian ecological lawyer and leading environmental expert who is a forceful advocate for the entrenchment of environmental rights in national legal systems. Boyd is the author of five books and his two most recent books…
Bhutan: The Pursuit of Gross National Happiness
With original footage of Bhutan shot by Silver Donald Camer and by Nova Scotia filmmaker Kent Martin in 2009, this half-hour documentary film focuses on the country's unique and inspiring pursuit of Gross National Happiness as a vision for development,…
Alberto Acosta
This episode of The Green Interview features Alberto Acosta, an Ecuadorian economist and the country's former minister of energy and mining. Acosta was also the driving force behind the ground-breaking Yasuni-ITT Initiative, an offer by Ecuador to fight climate change…
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…
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…
Fighting for Our Right to a Healthy Environment - Ada Lockridge and Ron Plain
In this episode of THE GREEN INTERVIEW, we hear from Ron Plain and Ada Lockridge who are two members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, a native community in the heart of Ontario's notorious "Chemical Valley." The group launched a lawsuit…
Santigo Manuin Valera
This episode of The Green Interview features Santiago Manuin, a prominent leader of the Awajun indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon. In 2009, he was shot eight times--and almost killed--by the Peruvian army during an epic confrontation over industrial exploitation…
Replacing the 'Suicide Economy': David Korten
Interview with David Korten, an economist, author, activist, and prominent critic of corporate globalization. He is the author of four books but is perhaps best known for his bestselling 1995 book, When Corporations Rule the World , an examination of…
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…
Profound Lessons from Indigenous Law: John Borrows
Interview with John Borrows, one of Canada's most prolific and celebrated legal scholars and a professor of law at the University of Minnesota. Borrows, who is Anishinaabe and a member of the Cape Croker First Nation in Ontario's Bruce Peninsula,…
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…
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…
A Way of Living Developed over Millennia: Edmund Metatawabin
Interview with Edmund Metatawabin, a Cree leader and author who has radical lessons for anyone trying to quit an oppressive, wage-based way of life, and for an industrial society that is struggling to become sustainable. This Green Interview covers an…
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…
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…
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,…
The Yes Men: Andrew Bichlbaum
Interview with Andrew Bichlbaum, one of "The Yes Men," a culture-jamming duo that use pranks, humour and their lethal imaginations as powerful weapons in the battle against social injustice and environmental degradation. Bichlbaum and his partner Mike Bonnano are brilliant…
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…
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…