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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…
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…
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…
David Montgomery: Treating Earth like Dirt
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
Paul Watson: The Journey of the Sea Shepherd
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…
Alastair McIntosh: Spirit and Sufficiency, Not Surplus
Interview with Alastair McIntosh, a renowned author, speaker, BBC broadcaster, academic and theologian. As an activist, McIntosh saved two critical land masses and sparked radical national land reform via the Scottish Land Reform Act of 2003, with 200 community groups…
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…
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…
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 Orton: Prophet of Deep Ecology
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…
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…
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…