This week: Silver Donald Cameron is a Canadian educator, activist, playwright, journalist, long-time columnist for the Halifax Sunday Herald, and the author of scores of radio and television scripts. Among his 17 book titles are: ‘A Million Futures,’ ‘Sailing Away from Winter,’ ‘Sniffing the Coast,’ as well as ‘The Living Beach,’ and ‘The Education of Everett Richardson,’ both recognized as being among Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books. Silver Donald Cameron’s latest venture is The Green Interview, an innovative web journalism site focusing on the environment, and he’s currently on a Nova Scotia-wide lecture tour promoting energy efficiency and consumer best practices.
Silver Donald Cameron in the first half.
And; almost everyone can talk a good green game, but what happens when it comes to following up the palaver?
OUR Ecovillage is where the bicycle rubber meets the bike trail. A 25 acre sustainable living demonstration site and education centre, located in Shawnigan Lake, just up the road from Victoria, OUR Ecovillage has been living the green dream, while training countless others in the ways of living they can employ to lessen their load on the environment. From food security and alternative building models, to teaching people how to live and work cooperatively, the project emphasizes it is; “by community, for community, through community.” It all sounds ideal; but, there’s a problem in paradise.
Brandy Gallagher is co-founder and developer of OUR Ecovillage, and is a member of TOPIA, The Sustainable Learning Community Institute. Brandy Gallagher and saving a village to save US in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us from up in the beautiful Cowichan Valley environs at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of the stories from our city’s streets and beyond occurring over the past week. But first, Silver Donald Cameron and the Green Interview; conversations with people, and encounters with ideas that are re-inventing the World.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com