WATCH: ‘4 Days to Save the world’ was a reality show with big ambitions. See a preview of the Star’s investigation into ‘4 Days to Save the world’ (Part One)
This weekend, a TV-show that claimed to be a search for a sustainable future has wrapped production. In the spring, the Star’s investigative team will reveal the findings of an investigation that’s been running for four years.
On Monday, The Star’s editorial board will put the finishing touches on its piece examining the reality-show star who was the most powerful force in environmental activism in Canada.
See a preview of this story from April.
“4 Days to Save the world” (Part One): An investigative series that led to an investigation.
4 Days to Save the world
The Star’s investigative team has long been curious about this mysterious person who put the spotlight on an issue that was otherwise ignored.
But not everyone was convinced that any kind of change at all was happening.
In the spring, the Star’s editorial board went to work on its own piece examining the reality-show star who was the most powerful force in environmental activism in Canada.
They put an investigative team on their case, which they say has included access to government files and interviews with some of the most powerful people involved.
“This is an important story,” said the Star editorial board. “It’s not new. It’s been told numerous times and in multiple ways. Yet it’s never been told in an effective and accessible way. People are asking the same questions here, and all we have to do is tell these complicated stories.”
The Star team began with an investigation that began in 2009. They say they have more than 15 interviews.
“We haven’t spent any time sifting through the thousands of pages of documents that have been produced,” said Jennifer Zink.
“We have made significant strides. And we will continue to do that. That’s what makes us successful and unique.”
With some rare exceptions, most people don’t talk to reporters about their most personal, private conversations.
“I think that’s the advantage of being open and transparent,” said Robyn