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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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
George Monbiot: Chinks of Light in a Darkening World
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…
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…
Trevor Hill: Living Lightly on the Sea - Annie Hill and Trevor Robertson
Interview with Annie Hill and Trevor Robertson, long-distance cruising sailors who have demonstrated that hardly anyone leaves a smaller ecological footprint. An ocean-crossing sailboat has to be self-sufficient for weeks on end, conserving water, generating its own electricity, often doing…
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…
Satish Kumar: Spirituality and Ecology
Interview with Satish Kumar, one of the founders of deep ecology, a philosophy which sees human beings not as lords over nature but as part of nature, interdependent with all other forms of life as part of a living whole.…
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…
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…
Sir Tim Smit: Back to Eden: The Transformative Power of Plants - 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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…