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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…
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…
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 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…
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…
Back to Eden: Sir Tim Smit - The Transformative Power of Plants
Interview with Sir Tim Smit, the highly innovative and successful businessman who restored ruined and discarded landscapes to create two of the most popular, and arguably most imaginative, botanical gardens in the world. His most notable enterprise--The Eden Project--took a…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
Getting to the Wild Heart of Earth Rights - Cormac Cullinan
This episode of the Green Interview features Cormac Cullinan, a practicing environmental lawyer based in Cape Town, South Africa, the director of a leading environmental law firm and the author of the pioneering book Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth…
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…
Silence of the Songbirds: Bridget Stutchbury
Interview with Bridget Stutchbury, a scientist who studies songbird migration, behaviour and social life. She analyzes what their songs mean, and how these tiny creatures make their way from as far south as Uruguay, to as far north as the…
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…
Pablo Solon
This episode of The Green Interview features Pablo Solon, a social activist who was formerly the Ambassador of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the United Nations and its chief negotiator on climate issues. Solon was instrumental in organizing the…
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…
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…
The Moneyless Man: Mark Boyle
Interview with Mark Boyle, who defied the odds when he launched an experiment to live for one year without spending any money. Nearly three years later, he remains the "moneyless man," living a subsistence lifestyle in Sussex, England. Boyle's first…
Hopeful Chinks of Light in Dark Times: George Monbiot
Interview with George Monbiot, acclaimed British journalist and climate-change expert. As a regular, long-time columnist with Britain's Guardian newspaper, Monbiot has established a reputation as a provocative and free-thinking journalist whose work is grounded in research and thoughtful analysis. The…