By James Ferguson
Feb. 10, 2014
This book will have 365 opinions by 365 different people who care about the planet with a 365-word limit.
Global Chorus is being written by a well-known Islander Todd MacLean.
For the past year and a half, MacLean has been contacting all the people he believes can give the best advice on keeping a healthy and respectful planet.
They include David Suzuki, a well-known environmental activist, Oprah Winfrey and Greg Graffin, singer and song writer of Punk band Bad Religion. He has a PhD in evolution and a very strong opinion on religion in the world.
MacLean said Global Chorus is a 365-day compendium, bringing together 365 contemporary voices and sharing in the experience and wisdom of many of humanity’s most concerned citizens.
“Contributors are asked to express their thoughts on the future of the planet, and the anthology will present a different contributor’s response for each day of the year.”
One of the contributors was well-known Canadian author and environmentalist, Farley Mowat.
In an email response, Mowat said he thought the books he wrote would change the way people thought about the natural world and the course of human destiny.
“We’re still contaminating the air and the land and the water around us. We’re exploiting, not developing, our physical resources. We’re reaching into distant space, doing much the same thing there.”
Mowat said we’re under some gross misconception that we’re a good species, going somewhere important, and that at the last minute we’ll correct our errors and God will smile on us.
Proceeds from the sales of Global Chorus will go toward World Wildlife Fund, The Jane Goodall Institute, The David Suzuki Foundation and The International Committee of the Red Cross.