Equiterre Linking Environmental And Social Justice: Steven Guilbeault
This episode of The Green Interview features Steven Guilbeault, an author, a science and environmental journalist, a consultant to venture capitalists, and a prominent Quebecois environmentalist. He is currently senior director of equiterre, a non-governmental organization he co-founded in 1994, which began as a citizen's group on the heels of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Today it tackles a broad range of issues: food, gardening, housing, transportation, and shopping but approaches the solutions from an individual as well as from an organizational angle. equiterre also makes the link between environmental justice and social justice, drawing links between human and environmental health and encouraging decision makers to adopt laws and practices that are sustainable and fair. Guilbeault is also behind the new 0 million state of the art "green" building Maison du Developpement Durable (or House for Sustainable Development) in downtown Montreal, which houses and is collectively owned by equiterre, the David Suzuki Foundation, Amnesty International as well as a number of other NGOs.