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.
Rob Stewart (1979-2017) is the director of the multi-award-winning feature documentary Sharkwater. His provocative film challenges the age-old image of sharks as man-eaters and suggests the real villains may be those who kill 100 million sharks each year. Since 1970 we have lost 90% of the planet’s sharks, owing to over-fishing sharks for shark fin soup and catching them as by-catch.
Sharks have been swimming in the oceans for 420 years and survived five major extinctions. Rob brought attention to the urgent issue of declining shark populations worldwide.
How to connect:
Follow @TeamSharkwater on Twitter and IG
Become a @Sharkwater fan on Facebook
Features eco groundbreakers Jane Goodall, David Suzuki, Wangari Maathai, and Vandana Shiva, musician Gord Downie (Tragically Hip), racecar driver Leilani Munter, next gen hero Emily Hunter (daughter of Greenpeace founder Robert Hunter), and people who acted on their ideas to glorious results: original thinkers William Lishman (inspiration for the Hollywood movie Fly Away Home), Willa Black (One Million Acts of Green) and Tzeporah Berman, Clayquot hero and ForestEthics founder
After growing up in the Niagara Escarpment, JUNO award-winning singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer co-founded PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Land).
The Niagara Escarpment is a pristine 450 million-year-old UNESCO world heritage site, home to 40% of Ontario’s rare species and trees that are over 1000 years old. The land here is irreplaceable once it’s lost, and it’s threatened every day by industry and urban encroachment.
When an aggregate company put forth a proposal to remove another 200 acres of Mount Nemo, near Sarah’s rural family home on the Escarpment outside Burlington, Ontario, she refused to sit idly by and watch more destruction of her hometown landscape.
To bring more awareness to this important area, Sarah and PERL put together concerts featuring renowned musicians like Bruce Cockburn and Feist, who appear in this short video profile.
Sarah's move to act is not a lone battle; campaigns like these are being waged across the globe, many right in our own backyards. Ancient forests, wetlands and valleys are irreplaceable once they are lost, and we must act to keep them alive.