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Yvon Chouinard: Patagonia - 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…
Andrew Bichlebaum: Culture Jamming with The Yes Men
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…
Ada Plain: A Landmark Lawsuit in "Chemical Valley"
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…
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,…
Gregory Cajete: An Indigenous Ecology
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…
David Suzuki: On Being Part of Nature
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…
Diana Beresford-Kroeger: The True Life of the Forest
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…
Vandana Shiva: Against Genetically-Modified Foods
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…
Jane Goodall: The Animals We Are
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…
William Rees: Measuring Our Ecological Footprint
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,…
Ronald Wright: Seeing the Future in the Ruins of the Past
Interview with Ronald Wright, a novelist, essayist, historian, philosopher and the author of nine books, including the 2004 CBC Massey Lectures, A Short History of Progress , which won the Libris Award for Nonfiction Book of the Year and was…
John Borrows: The Profound Lessons of Indigenous Law
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,…
Edmund Metatawabin: A Sustainable Way of Living Evolved Over Millennia
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…
David Korten: Replacing the Suicide Economy
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…
James Lovelock: Discovering Gaia
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…
Maude Barlow: Defending Democracy and the Right to Water
Interview with Maude Barlow, a Canadian environmental activist and author who argues that water is the next oil. As chair of the Council of Canadians, Barlow led a public fight against the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the…
Andrew Heintzman: Financing the Green Entrepreneurs
Interview with Andrew Heintzman, the president and co-founder of Investeco, the first Canadian investment company to focus exclusively on investing in environmental sectors. In his recent book, The New Entrepreneurs , Heintzman profiles entrepreneurs who are developing green technology in…
Natalia Greene: Recognizing the Rights of Mother Nature
This episode of the Green Interview features Ecuador's Natalia Greene, a key figure in the movement for recognition of the rights of mother nature or "Pachamama," which as she explains is an even broader and more inclusive South American concept…
James Hoggan: The Climate Change Denial Industry
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…
Bridget Stutchbury: Silence of the Songbirds
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…