[Sust-mar] The Green Interview: New list and new content
Silver Donald Cameron
sdc at silverdonaldcameron.ca
Tue Aug 23 08:31:27 EDT 2011
It's come to my attention that the attached press release I recently
sent out was in Open Document format. My apologies; I know that not
everyone can open that format, and I thought I had sent it in Word format.
Just to be sure, here's the text again, this time pasted into this
email. Sorry for the inconvenience.
*NEW AT THE GREEN INTERVIEW:
A CONVERSATION WITH JANE GOODALL
A TEDx TALK ON GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS IN BHUTAN
* August 22, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Halifax, NS --
The Green Interview is happy to announce the release of a new interview
between host Silver Donald Cameron and renowned primatologist Dame Jane
Goodall. Goodall is world-famous not only for her trailblazing research
with wild chimpanzees, but also for her international environmental
advocacy and for her youth organization, Roots and Shoots.
"Naturally, we talked a great deal about the human relationship with
animals, particularly wild animals," says Silver Donald, "and I was
smart enough to bring MacTavish, my little Shetland Sheepdog, to the
interview. Jane Goodall loves dogs, but she now travels 300 days a year
advocating and raising funds for environmental initiatives, so she can't
have a dog herself. But I just thought it was silly to talk with Jane
Goodall without any animals present at all. She and MacTavish bonded
"She was particularly brilliant on the relationship between a healthy
environment and a robust economy. People often talk as though we had to
choose between job creation and respect for the environment. The truth
is, if you wreck your environment, you also wreck your economy. Jane and
her people have been doing a spectacular job of enlisting people around
the chimpanzee preserve in Tanzania in the task of restoring their
sustainable lifestyle by restoring their clear-cut forest."
Dr. Cameron noted that, as a Nova Scotian, he is particularly sensitive
to the relationship between environment and economy.
"The destruction of the Atlantic cod stocks was one of the world's
greatest ecological disasters," he said. "It destroyed 40,000 jobs in
the fishery and devastated hundreds of coastal communities. If we'd
protected the fish and its habitat, we'd still have the jobs."
The Green Interview also recently posted Silver Donald Cameron's TEDx
talk on Bhutan, an entertaining, heavily-illustrated account of the tiny
Himalayan nation and its decision to pursue Gross National Happiness as
opposed to Gross National Product.
"Gross National Happiness sounds flaky, but in fact it's extremely
realistic -- and it leads to good results," Silver Donald explains. "If
we'd been paying attention to the long-term happiness and well-being of
our community, we wouldn't have wrecked the fishery. If you measure
progress by dollars alone, you end up with desperate people in a ruined
landscape. Bhutan provides a whole alternative approach."
The Jane Goodall interview is available at
http://www.thegreeninterview.com/Jane-Goodall-interview. The TEDx talk
is posted at www.thegreeninterview.com/tedx. For more information,
contact Silver Donald Cameron at sdc at thegreeninterview.com or call
The Green Interview is grateful to the Prince George Hotel in Halifax,
NS, which generously provided space for the Jane Goodall interview.
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TheGreenInterview.com Silver Donald Cameron
Host and Executive Producer
24 Armshore Drive Halifax NS B3N 1M5
(902)446-5577 fax (902)446-6099
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