Daniel Lanois is an acclaimed musician and record producer, creating career-changing records for Bob Dylan, U2 and Emmylou Harris, among others. By stepping out of the recording studio and returning to the fields of Southern Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment, where he was raised, Daniel has become a food advocate supporting Ontario farmers.
In August 2011, he brought his music connections to the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic in Hamilton, a celebration of local food and music with a line-up of stellar musical acts including Gord Downie, of The Tragically Hip, and Sarah Harmer. For Daniel, the event is a platform for raising awareness about sustainable, healthier food and land preservation in Ontario.
Jolie Louise and Still Water written by Daniel Lanois courtesy Red Floor Records
I Am Aglow written by Sarah Harmer courtesy Cold Snap Music
Escarptment Blues written by Sarah Harmer, courtesy of Casablaca Media Publishing
A New Beginning written by Chris Birkett courtesy 2Mounties Media Inc.
David Suzuki has graced our television screens and airwaves for more than 30 years. Through his tireless journalistic work he brings us stories of the world around us and awareness of the issues that threaten to destroy it. His prolific career has seen him take on the roles of Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist. His mission is to get people everywhere to examine the way they live and what our actions mean for the life and health of our environment.
Dr. Suzuki is the recipient of the Order of Canada (as an Officer and as a Companion), the Order of British Columbia, UNESCO’s Kalinga. Prize for science and a long list of other Canadian and international awards. Despite these honours, he has never shied away from openly criticizing governments the world over for their lack of action to protect the environment and to bring attention to issues such as global warming, cleaner energy practices and sustainability.
"What You Can Do"
1. See what is happening locally with The David Suzuki Foundation. There are opportunities to volunteer in communities all over, so get up and get going. davidsuzuki.org
5. Watch: The Nature of Things is Dr. Suzuki’s long-running television show that can be seen on CBC. Enjoy the stories from around the globe and find out how our world is changing and what we can do to help. cbc.ca/natureofthings/
Emily Hunter carries on the traditions of her environmental-activist parents. As an eco-correspondent for MTV, Emily, like her father – the late, great Robert Hunter, a Greenpeace co-founder – uses her journalistic talents to spread a green message.
Still just in her 20’s, Emily inspires other young people to participate in the movement. Calling herself an eco-huntress, Emily makes activism cool. As she says, “Green has become the new black.”
Emily utilizes various mediums to spread the word through television and film, like her latest documentary "Orangutang Guerrillas", web-based publications, and her book, "The Next Eco-Warriors", which tells the stories of this new generation of Green Heroes.
With her impressive list of credentials, Emily strives to make people aware of the consequences of consumption and everyday actions.
Credits: • Music by Late July • Footage courtesy of Greenpeace
• Read Emily’s book The Next Eco-Warriors to learn about the next generation of Green Heroes.