Why stories matter: An interview with Andy Goodman (Part 2)

Andy Goodman, co-founder and director of The Goodman Center

Andy Goodman, co-founder and director of The Goodman Center

Recently, I phoned Andy Goodman of the Goodman Center to chat about his work, why he thinks storytelling is important and how it can help non-profit organizations like NCC in our work. Below is Part Two of our two-part interview (Part One is...

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Why stories matter: An interview with Andy Goodman (Part 1)

Andy Goodman, co-founder and director of The Goodman Center

Andy Goodman, co-founder and director of The Goodman Center

Much of my role at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) involves searching for great stories about our work, and then either sharing them myself or helping others to share them with our friends and supporters. For many years, I've been following...

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Life is a highway

Anna Heslop (Photo courtesy Anna Heslop)

Anna Heslop (Photo courtesy Anna Heslop)

I learned about Anna Heslop though an email from a colleague that contained a link to her blog and a subject line that implied a potential story. The description in the message was brief — she was biking across Canada and fundraising for NCC...

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Sarah and Scott TRI To Keep it WILD in Dartmouth

Scott McClennan, Sarah McClennan and Michael Ayerst pose together at the finish line (Photo courtesy of Sarah McClennan)

Scott McClennan, Sarah McClennan and Michael Ayerst pose together at the finish line (Photo courtesy of Sarah McClennan)

Sarah McClennan is a full-time emergency physician in Mississauga, ON and a mother to two boys, ages four and seven. On June 29, she completed the completed the Dartmouth Triathlon with her brother Scott. Their team was named TRI To Keep it WILD...

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Rewilding Canada: An interview with J.B. MacKinnon (Part 2)

JB MacKinnon

Author J.B. MacKinnon (Photo courtesy the author)

In 2005, JB MacKinnon and his partner Alisa Smith embarked on a year long journey to feed themselves exclusively from locally-sourced foods. Their experiment gave birth to the 100 Mile Diet concept, which was popularized in their book that...

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Rewilding Canada: An interview with J.B. MacKinnon

JB MacKinnon

Author J.B. MacKinnon (Photo courtesy the author)

In 2005, JB MacKinnon and his partner Alisa Smith embarked on a year long journey to feed themselves exclusively from locally-sourced foods. Their experiment gave birth to the 100 Mile Diet concept, which was popularized in their book that...

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Telling great green stories: An interview with Silver Donald Cameron

The Green Interview

Veteran journalist and writer Silver Donald Cameron (Don) is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced professional authors. His work includes plays, films, radio and TV scripts, corporate and governmental writing, hundreds of magazine...

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Balancing screen time with sunshine: A Q&A with Take Me Outside founder Colin Harris

Students, Banff Elementary (Photo courtesy of Take Me Outside's official Facebook page)

Students, Banff Elementary (Photo courtesy of Take Me Outside's official Facebook page)

Calling in from the comfort of his home in Canmore, Alberta with his four-legged friend at his feet, Colin Harris, executive director and founder of the Take Me Outside (TMO) organization, spoke with NCC-staffer Carly Digweed about getting...

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Zoo Revolution: A Q&A with documentary filmmaker Geoff D'Eon

Zoo Revolution cameraman Wade Cornell gets a shot of the action at Zoo Miami (Photo by Geoff D'Eon)

Zoo Revolution cameraman Wade Cornell gets a shot of the action at Zoo Miami (Photo by Geoff D'Eon)

Zoos have often been the source of passionate debate and controversy among animal lovers and conservationists, many of whom argue that animals should not be kept in cages, that this environment does not lead to a respect for animals, that...

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An interview with Bruce Kirkby: The call to conserve Canada’s last frontiers

Bruce Kirkby (Photo courtesy of Bruce Kirkby)

Bruce Kirkby (Photo courtesy of Bruce Kirkby)

Bruce Kirkby is a writer, photographer, traveler and adventurer. As a columnist for The Globe and Mail, contributor to Canadian Geographic and the New York Times and author of two books (Sand Dance and Dolphin’s Tooth), Bruce’s...

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