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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…
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…
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…
Elizabeth May: The Politics of Green
Interview with Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and the first elected Green Party Member of Parliament in Canadian history, representing the riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands in British Columbia. A lifelong environmental activist and a lawyer, May…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
Rachel Parent: GM Foods and a Kid's Right to Know
This episode of the Green Interview features 16-year old, Rachel Parent, who has made a remarkable impact on the global debate about the benefits and dangers of industrial food. At age 11, she had to do a speech for her…
Alberto Acosta: Embedding Pachama in the Constitution
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…
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…
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…
David Boyd: Your Right to a Healthy Environment
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…
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,…
Rob Hopkins: Transition Towns: Finding the Future, Together - 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…
Alexandra Morton: Why Salmon are Sacred
Interview with Alexandra Morton, a citizen scientist who for more than 3 decades has worked as an outspoken advocate for conserving and protecting marine species on Canada's west coast. In 2009, Morton launched and won a legal challenge in the…
Pablo Solon: Buen Vivir, The Economy and the Rights of Nature
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…