|Topics: Eco, Arts & Entertainment, Charity & Humanitarian|
|Interview Date: April-04-2011|
|Extraordinary Insights: Don't let anything limit you.|
Emily Hunter, daughter of Greenpeace’s founding president Robert Hunter, is a journalist, environmental activist and author of The Next Eco-Warriors. Over the past eight years, she has battled on the high seas of Antarctica to save whales; was held hostage in her attempt to protect the Galapagos Islands from illegal poaching: put a spotlight on the Canadian tar sands (the second largest oil project next to Saudi Arabia) with a TV documentary she hosted for MTV Canada; and stood on the protest frontlines at the Copenhagen climate summit. Currently, she works as a freelance environmental journalist, occasionally hosting and producing TV documentaries.
“Be limitless in your approach in life and never let any person, bureaucracy, government or anything stand in the way of your dreams and your goals. Always build upon what those dreams are because you never know, those dreams might just be realized, but don’t let anything limit you.”
Emily Hunter: Blog
Toronto Star column mention…
Got a mention in the Toronto Star column today, read till the end…. Environmentalists have reason for hope in 2014: Scharper By: Stephen Bede Scharper Published on Sun Dec 29 2013 As one who teaches environmental studies, I am sometimes tagged as a pessimist, a “prophet of gloom” cheerlessly sprinkling facts of species loss, rainforest destruction, water pollution and runaway climate change. In other words, a professional “wet blanket.” (Definitely someone you… Read Moremore...
University of Toronto Magazine column
Activism 2.0 By Emily Hunter I dreamed of a lush, green rainforest. The type you see in a Disney movie with an explosion of flora, orangutans climbing the heights of the jungle and a host of dangerous critters. But on the island of Borneo, where I was campaigning against deforestation, this is a fantasy. I woke from my dream at 6 a.m. in the back of a pickup truck. Our activist group had… Read Moremore...