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The Green Chain

Nothing is Ever Clear Cut

by Mark Leiren-Young

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The Green Chain looks at the past, present and future of forestry through interviews with environmentalists, loggers, scientists and others. Raw log exports, environmental devastation, making a living . . . all are discussed in this exploration of the problems facing our forests, and the possible solutions.

It's an emotional topic, especially in British Columbia, where Greenpeace and the Raging Grannies were born but where the economy has been fuelled largely by forestry. Both the logging industry and the environmental movement are facing unprecedented challenges, and the world is watching to see how BC and Canada respond.

Mark discusses the topic with 22 eloquent, knowledgeable and passionate people, including:

  • ForestEthics and PowerUP Canada founder Tzeporah Berman;
  • activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki;
  • author John Vaillant (The Golden Spruce);
  • former Greenpeace executive and Greenspirit founder Dr. Patrick Moore;
  • poet laureate and former logger George Bowering;
  • Forest Products Association of Canada president and CEO Avrim Lazar;
  • union spokesman Wade Fisher;
  • documentary filmmaker Velcrow Ripper (Fierce Light).

The book also includes the screenplay for Leiren-Young's award-winning film The Green Chain.

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The Green Chain: Nothing is Ever Clear Cut

This book is based upon 22 interviews the author conducted with individuals associated with forestry in BC. He speaks to Avrin Lazer, president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada; scientist Dr. Richard Hebda; Squamish Chief Bill Williams; activist Severn CullisSuzuki; and mill worker Tom McPhee, among others. He asks questions such as “How do you feel about trees?” and “What would you do if you were in charge of BC’s forests?” All show a passion and love for BC’s forests and all offer solutions to challenges such as logging old growth forests, pine beetle devastation, exporting raw logs and clear-cutting. The book suggests that with a collective effort, BC’s forests can be protected along with many industry jobs. The original screenplay of his award-winning film The Green Chain is included.

Leiren-Young won the 2009 Leacock Medal for Humour for Never Shoot a Stampede Queen.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2010-2011.

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