Silver Donald Cameron is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced professional authors, He is currently Host and Executive Producer of, an environmental website devoted to intense, in-depth conversations with the brilliant thinkers and activists who 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 17 books, including two novels.....[more]



Treasured Islands - Tales from the campaign to save a magical Nova Scotia archipelago

Canadian Geographic, December, 2015

THEY ARE SCATTERED all the way to the horizon, lying black on the glittering sea: wild islands, hundreds of them, unchanged since the last ice age. Scoured bedrock, brilliant white sand beaches, orange rockweed, erratic boulders the size of automobiles. Seals singing on the tiniest islets, kingfishers and terns in aerial ballets, lichens found nowhere else on this continent. Pilot whales and porpoises cruising offshore. Huge leatherback turtles browsing in the narrow waterways. And a rainforest of short, tough, wind-carved spruce, their branches draped with a pendulous lichen known locally as “old man’s beard” hanging over a forest floor thick with spongy, deepgreen moss. 

The Living Beach, second edition. The book that predicted Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy! This is Silver Donald Cameron's classic account of the ceaseless dance at the restless boundary between the land and the sea -- what moves the beach, what plants and animals (and birds) live there, how humans use it, enjoy it and destroy it, and how it mirrors the very essence of life on earth.





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]