The Province of Alberta is asking citizens to help fight climate change by filling out a Climate Leadership Survey.
Participation takes only a few minutes. By completing it you can help reduce carbon pollution and improve the health of Albertans.
The survey seeks your opinion on several questions, but the most important are about a phase-out of coal-fired electricity, a new carbon tax and increased use of renewable energy. The David Suzuki Foundation has long supported these ideas, and we hope you will too.Continue reading »
If a home is not cleaned and cared for, it will become rundown and less habitable or even unlivable. It's no different with our broader surroundings, from the immediate environment to the entire planet.
If we disconnect from the natural world, we become disconnected from who we are — to the detriment of our health and the health of the ecosystems on which our well-being and survival depend.
Understanding that we're part of nature and acting on that understanding makes us healthier and happier, and encourages us to care for the natural systems around us. A growing body of science confirms this, including two recent studies that explore the ways nature benefits human health.
I saw her on my walk to work last week — grabber and bag of garbage in hand. Not only was I happy to see the positive impact she was making, but I knew I wasn't alone AND I could see how proud she was to follow through on a pet peeve.
Gail shares why and how she stopped walking past garbage:
I'm grateful to live in Canada. Unlike in other places in the world, our rivers aren't choked with plastic, our city dwellers don't have to wear gas masks.
But lately I've noticed my beautiful city (Vancouver) falling victim to a creeping scourge: street litter.
It's not my trash. Thanks to recycling and composting, my life is practically garbage-free. But I live in a human community. And sometimes that means cleaning up other people's messes.Continue reading »
Jode Roberts has spent a lot of the summer checking out ditches and fields along the sides of roads, railways and trails. At first, he didn't like what he was seeing. Roberts, who is leading the David Suzuki Foundation's effort to bring monarchs back from the brink, was searching for signs that the butterflies had visited patches of milkweed plants. Despite the bleak start, he recently hit the jackpot: a half-dozen eggs and a couple of monarch caterpillars, calmly munching on milkweed leaves.Continue reading »
Since my family immigrated to Canada from Asia three decades ago, we have been through a good number of elections. There has never been a shortage of new Canadian candidates coming to our community pitching ethnicity as a top reason to give them our vote. The logic is that new Canadian voters should vote for candidates who share the same roots.Continue reading »
It takes a pretty spectacular kid to decide to forego birthday presents: Meet amazing, eight-year-old Kaitlyn!
This year, Kaitlyn asked friends and family to make donations to the David Suzuki Foundation in lieu of personal gifts to her and raised an astounding $850!Continue reading »
Megan Brown (11 years old), Sydney Heiydt (10 years old) and Kira Heiydt (8 years old) of Richmond Hill, Ont. spent last winter busily planning for a Blue Dot summer fundraiser.
Participating in a shoreline cleanup inspired Megan to further action. She and friends Sydney and Kira came up with a plan to raise awareness AND fundraise for the Blue Dot mission to bring the right to a healthy environment to all Canadians.Continue reading »