Step it up - Help Canada meet its international commitments to protect the ocean | Healthy Oceans | David Suzuki Foundation

Like most Canadians, we're still in shock from the gutting of federal environmental regulations in recent omnibus budget bills.

But we're not giving up on democracy.

It's more important than ever to speak out to make sure Canada meets our most basic international commitments to protect endangered species, ocean habitat and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The David Suzuki Foundation works with the Green Budget Coalition to develop federal budget recommendations regarding environmental sustainability.

In this year's report, the Green Budget Coalition recommends Canada

  • Provides $65 million annually to help Canada meet its international commitment to protect 10 percent of our oceans by the year 2020.

Please leave your comments below to help us keep democratic debate going by urging the federal government to put forward basic funding to meet its commitment to protect 10 per cent of our oceans by 2020. Canada must act now before we fall further behind countries like Australia and the U.S. who have met — and exceeded—their commitments to protect oceans.

January 17, 2013
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/healthy-oceans-blog/2013/01/funding-healthy-oceans/

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4 Comments

Jan 18, 2013
4:54 AM

Dear Dr. Suzuki,

I’ve been a strong advocate of your views to my students in the high school classroom for many years. It’s been my goal lately to create a ‘green classroom’, meaning little or no paper whatsoever. I believe teaching lessons, resources and assignments can all be done online.

How do you feel about this? Can you suggest resources I can consult to help make the ‘green classroom’ a living reality.

Jan 21, 2013
9:13 AM

Please I urge the Canadian government to put forward basic funding to meet its commitment to protect 10 per cent of our oceans by 2020. Canada must act now before we fall further behind countries like Australia and the U.S. who have met — and exceeded—their commitments to protect oceans.

Jan 21, 2013
3:00 PM

Are you aware there is a proposal by Burnco Products to put a mega gravel mine (as large as 16 BC place stadiums) in Howe Sound near Mc Nab Creek? Shame to spoil the landscape and scenic vista north of Vancouver….not to mention that millions have been spent on environmental clean-up ! Are we going backwards?

Jan 21, 2013
3:02 PM

Hi Conrad,

Take your students outside and have them connect with their natural surroundings!

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