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Gale Partners with to Bring Videos and Content to GREENR

Posted May 16, 2011
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Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and, a Canadian subscription website offering information on environmental subjects, have announced an agreement to enhance the content of GREENR, Gale's electronic resource offering authoritative reference content in the area of sustainable development, the environment, energy and natural resources. will be providing Gale with video interviews covering a range of issues connected to our planet, humans on earth, damage to our ecosystem, alternative development ideas, sustainability, and more. Transcripts and audio (MP3) files of the video content and biographies of the interviewees in each video segment will also be available. Additional Green Interview content will be added to GREENR in the future, as it is produced. The agreement also licenses to Gale two blogs from that discuss current and past environmental topics and developments., hosted by author, speaker and educator Silver Donald Cameron, provides an enewsletter and video series that captures, in interview form, the ideas of prominent advocates of sustainability and environmental protection. The shows are produced and directed by Chris Beckett, and released in association with Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Launched in April 2010, seeks out leaders for intense, searching conversations (running an hour or more), and makes those interviews available to its subscribing customers via its website. The goal of is to amass a library of extended video and audio interviews with the world's environmental leaders. A few of the notable interviews currently available or in production include:

  • James Lovelock, the originator of the Gaia theory, which holds that the Earth behaves like a single living organism. Lovelock's importance to science has been compared to that of Darwin.
  • Paul Watson, head of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the hero of the hit TV series Whale Wars.
  • Dr. Vandana Shiva, physicist, philosopher, environmental activist, eco-feminist, and author of numerous books on subjects like Biopiracy and Earth Democracy.
  • Dr. William Rees, who devised the "Ecological Footprint," which measures the proportion of the Earth's resources any group of people is using.
  • The Honorable Jigme Yoser Thinley, the first democratically-elected Prime Minister of Bhutan, who is dedicated to improving Bhutan's Gross National Happiness as opposed to its Gross National Product.
  • Jane Goodall, the scientist whose studies with chimpanzees redefined the nature of human beings, and whose Jane Goodall Institute programs pursue habitat restoration and involve youth in ecological action.

The complete list can be found online at content will be added to GREENR at no additional cost to current customers.

For more information or to set up a trial of GREENR, please contact Kristina Massari at For further information about The Green Interview, contact Silver Donald Cameron at

Source: Gale/Cengage,

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