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VIDEO: J.B. MacKinnon Wants to Get Wild

Specifically, 'rewild.' And you should too, explains 'The Once and Future World' author.

Matt Meuse 30 Sep 2013TheTyee.ca

Matt Meuse recently completed a practicum at The Tyee.

J.B. MacKinnon wants to get wild.

In 2007, MacKinnon made waves with The 100-Mile Diet, a book he co-authored about his experience restricting his diet to food grown exclusively within 100 miles of his home in Vancouver.

His new book, The Once and Future World, again finds MacKinnon grappling with issues of ecology and sustainability, as he explores the history, current state and potential future of the natural world.

A major theme in the book is the idea of rewilding -- that is, the process of reinvigorating nature. Check out the original Tyee video above, shot at Vancouver's Beaty Biodiversity Museum, to hear MacKinnon explain his desire for a rewilding, what it could look like in the Lower Mainland, and why he thinks the rest of us should want it too.  [Tyee]

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