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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…
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…
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…
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…
Salmon Wars - Wild Fish, Aquaculture and the Future of Communities
Salmon Wars: Wild Fish, Aquaculture and the Future of Communities is a wide-ranging exploration of net cage salmon aquaculture and its social, economic and environmental impact on the communities where it operates. This eye-opening 70-minute video documentary surveys industry representatives,…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
Mohamed Hage: The World's First Organic Rooftop Farm
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…
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…
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…
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…
Cormac Cullinan: The Philosopher of Wild Law
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…
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…
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…