Green rights: An interview with Silver Donald Cameron

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Clean air, clean water, and healthy food. These are basic necessities of life. They’re things that all of us should have access to—and in fact, they’re things that citizens of 180 nations around the world are legally entitled to. But Canada is not on that list.

Environmentalist and author Silver Donald Cameron was surprised to learn that Canadians don’t have these environmental rights. It’s what led him to create his documentary, Green Rights, which was shared across the Maritimes in a screening tour fall 2017, sponsored by Atlantic Credit Unions.

We sat down with Cameron to chat about his tour and the impact of environmental rights in countries like the Philippines, Argentina, the Netherlands, and right here at home.

Along with his passion for the environment, we also had a chance to talk to Cameron about his long-standing relationship with his local credit union. Find out why he’s committed to the cooperative system, and what he wishes more people knew about credit unions.