As part of the Homegrown National Park Project, the David Suzuki Foundation is excited to announce our first-ever overnight camp out in the city, the Homegrown Jamboree, this summer.Continue reading »
Is your garden overrun with slugs and mice? Enlist the help of snakes!
Many species of garter snakes and others, like the sharp-tailed snake (found on B.C.'s Gulf Islands), are a slug's worst nightmare.
In Canada, we have about 25 different species of snakes. But don't worry, most are shy.
Snake-friendly gardening tipsContinue reading »
Soccer balls are great for kids, but they shouldn't be made by kids.
Tweak your sport ball purchasing habits. Choose certified fair trade soccer balls, volleyballs (indoor and beach) and basketballs, too! Or, before you buy, win a fair trade soccer ball by answering the skill testing question below in the blog comments.
Fair Trade = no child labour
Child labour means workers under the age of 15, as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Like the fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate you enjoy, manufacturers of sport balls must meet certain social, economic (e.g., fair wages) and environmental standards.Continue reading »
By: Anu Rao, Senior Specialist, Marine Planning
This small community is buzzing with life. Day two of the Tribal Journeys gathering starts with men and women, elders and youth of all Nations dancing to pop music on the soccer field where the week's cultural sharing takes place. The MC calls on them to get moving, to wake up the ancestors.Continue reading »
Is dilution really the solution to pollution — especially when it's nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years? A four-member expert group told a federal joint review panel it is.Continue reading »
By: Anu Rao, Senior Specialist, marine planning
The fog lifted, the sun came out over the hills and 50 traditional canoes arrived in the small First Nations community of Bella Bella on B.C.'s central coast.Continue reading »
"We know you are also worried about the Canadian Arctic and its animals, and we hope you can use this money." ~Ruby Lyons (age nine)
Not yet out of elementary school, Ruby Lyons is already a fundraising maven.Continue reading »