The environmental journalist Emily Hunter discusses her father, Greenpeace co-founder Robert Hunter, and a new book she’s edited, The Next Eco-Warriors: 22 Young Women and Men Who Are Saving the Planet (Conari Press, 2011), with Joseph Planta.
|The Next Eco-Warriors edited by Emily Hunter. (Conari Press, 2011)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
We hear all the time about how dire everything is with regards to the environment. It still is, and more can be done, but it’s not all hopeless. A new book, The Next Eco-Warriors features 22 young men and women who are doing their part. The editor of the book, one of the 22 featured in the book joins me now. Emily Hunter is the environmental correspondent for MTV News Canada, and climate producer for The Real News Network in Washington. She is the daughter of Greenpeace co-founders Robert and Bobbi Hunter, and she’s worked on numerous campaigns from saving the whales in the Antarctic to protecting indigenous species in the Galapagos Islands. In the book the 22 people write about their own experiences, their passions, the roots of their activism, as well perhaps one can get inspired to do their own thing to help save this planet. This Friday, the 22nd, other than being Good Friday, is Earth Day. This book is a great way to think about the planet and our place in it, do that while thinking about Jesus. The Next Eco-Warriors is published by Conari Press. The website is at www.nextecowarriors.com. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program in Toronto this morning, Emily Hunter; Good morning, Ms. Hunter.