Hill is the founder of TreeHugger, an online hub for news and information related to environmental sustainability.Hailed as a "green CNN," TreeHugger hosts a constantly updated blog, newsletters, video and radio segments and a user-generated Graham site, Hugg. In the three years since its inception, TreeHugger has become one of the most high-profile and highly-trafficked sites on the internet.
Recently, Hill his been hard at work developing Planet Green with Discovery Communications. Hill has also worked in a variety of industries prior to starting TreeHugger, including fashion, web-development, and plant-based air filters. He is also a designer, and his New York souvenir coffee mug is sold in over 150 stores. Hill was educated at Carleton University in Ottawa and Emily Carr Institute of ArtDesign in Vancouver.
Question: Who would you like to interview and what would you ask?
Graham Hill: Well he’s dead, but I’d certainly want to interview Gandhi.I’m really interested about growth, so I might ask him about growth.
It sort of seems like our entire society is built on growth. And yet the globe is a finite thing; there’s only so many people we can put on it. There’s only so many resources.Our whole society is built on this trajectory that is infinite, but it’s not infinite. So I’m not sure if Gandhi would be able to answer that question, but . . . (Laughter).
Recorded on: Oct 16, 2007