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Prophet of Deep Ecology: David Orton.

Beckett, Chris, (filmmaker.). Cameron, Silver Donald, 1937-2020 (filmmaker.). Kanopy (Firm) (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file)
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.

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Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Features: David Orton
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by The Green Interview in 2011.
Summary, etc.:
Interview with David Orton, a highly-regarded proponent of "deep ecology," a perspective that sees all life forms - man, moose or microbe - as having an equal right to survive and flourish. But he was not only an ecological philosopher and a bold thinker; he was also a deeply principled man who made a remarkable effort to live in accordance with his beliefs, minimizing his ecological footprint by subsisting on a small hill farm in Nova Scotia, which he and his wife, Helga Hoffmann-Orton, deliberately allowed to return to forest. Through his activism and his writing he strove to create a philosophical position called "left biocentrism," blending social justice with the tenets of deep ecology. His environmental interests were wide-ranging, encompassing forestry, wildlife, pesticides, fisheries and seals, energy and climate change, aboriginal relationships, Green Party politics and more.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English

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