Silver Donald Cameron

1937  – 2020 


Silver Donald Cameron was one of Canada's most versatile and experienced professional authors. Silver Donald Cameron was also the Host and Executive Producer of the, an environmental website devoted to intense, in-depth conversations with the brilliant thinkers and activists who, he believed, are leading the way to a green and sustainable future. His literary work includes plays, films, radio and TV scripts, an extensive body of corporate and governmental writing, hundreds of magazine articles and 20 books, including two novels. He passed away on June 1, 2020, of complications arising from lung cancer....[more]


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Warrior Lawyers


The right to breathe.
       The right to clean water.
               The right to wholesome food.

Air, water, food – these are the sources of life. Without them, we die.  And in most nations – more than 180 countries, in fact – citizens are legally entitled to these essential elements of life. In some countries, Mother Nature herself has legal rights.  But not in Canada or the United States.

In Warrior Lawyers, courageous and dedicated lawyers from nine countries tell their own stories of trail-blazing lawsuits that have transformed nations and changed history.

Impoverished Argentinians win a multi-billion-dollar cleanup of the Riachuelo River in Buenos Aires.  An innovative foundation forces the Dutch government to take dramatic action on climate change. Ecuadorian natives and peasants defeat mighty Chevron in a $9.5 billion action for fouling the Amazon rain forest. The Supreme Court of the Philippines asserts the rights of future generations to a healthy, bountiful world.

Silver Donald Cameron, the author of 17 previous books, is host and executive producer of the feature documentary Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World, ( produced and directed by Chris Beckett, to be released in September, 2016.  Cameron and Beckett also operate the subscription web site,, where full-length versions of these interviews – and dozens of others, in video and audio as well as text – are posted.

Warrior Lawyers will be published in September, 2016. For more details please click here:




The Most Important Idea in the World

Speaking at Dalhousie University College of Sustainability, February 12, 2015. 

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TedxNovaScotia -  What Can One Person Do? (June 2014)

Not long ago, in a coffee shop not far from here, a student from the College of Sustainability here at Dalhousie University interviewed me about my environmental work. At the end of the interview she said, “Can I ask you a personal question?”

Sure, I said.

“The problems are so overwhelming – climate change, toxic chemicals, ocean acidification,” she said. “How do you keep from despair? What can one person do?”

View the Silver Donald Cameron's TEDxNovaScotia talk here.


"Defenders of the Dawn" is a one-hour TV show broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on September 5, 2015. It shows the problems Atlantic Canadians face because Canada does not recognize its citizens' rights to clean air and water, and contrasts that with the dramatic progress being made in Ecuador, Argentina and the Philippines, whose legal systems do recognize thoser rights."

"Defenders of the Dawn" is part of GreenRights, a larger environmental-rights project which includes a feature-length documentary currently in production. GreenRights shows the global impact of environmental rights by telling vivid stories of citizens and lawyers on every continent who wield those rights powerfully and effectively. For more details -- and to help create the film --  visit

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Amy Larkin is a subscription web site of extended interviews - normally about an hour in length - between Silver Donald Cameron and the thinkers, writers and observers whose ideas and perceptions are leading the way to a new era of sustainability.


SALMON WARS - A Video Documentary

In 2010, strongly encouraged by Nova Scotia's NDP government, international salmon-farming corporations moved to establish massive new salmon feedlots in three pristine bays and harbours, and to expand existing feedlots in other inlets. Galvanized by the threat to wildlife habitat, tourism, salmon runs and the all-important lobster fishery, Nova Scotia's coastal communities furiously opposed the plan, to no avail. [Learn more]