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Nature meets art in Vancouver's urban green spaces

April 16, 2014 | Leave a comment
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By: Theresa Beer, Communications Specialist

The fast pace of city life creates a sense of unease for many urbanites, including stressed-out students. So what happens if you turn urban natural spaces into university classrooms? Emily Carr University of Art + Design students who joined the Rewilding Vancouver Community Projects course found out first-hand. Equipped with insights on rewilding from guest curator and author J.B. MacKinnon and a natural capital perspective from us, they were asked to produce videos about the transformative impact of time spent in nature.

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Join us at REaDY Summit 2014 and celebrate the Fraser River

April 7, 2014 | Leave a comment
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Richmond students in REaDY Summit 2014 Speech Contest (credit Richmond School District.)

By Winnie Hwo, Public Engagement Specialist

What do these children have in common? They are all contestants in the REaDY Summit 2014 Speech Contest, and they can't wait to share their passion for the Fraser River with David Suzuki, who will join the this year's Richmond Earth Day Youth (REaDY) Summit in Richmond, B.C. as keynote speaker.

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A thank you to our volunteers during National Volunteer Week

April 7, 2014 | Leave a comment
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By Jennifer Rodriguez, Volunteer Engagement Specialist

"For volunteers, issues matter as do community and the future. Their spirit, enthusiasm and pride suffuse the Foundation."- Dr. David Suzuki

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Love monarch butterflies? Get Milkweed!

March 31, 2014 | Posted in | 7 comments
(Video: Greg Francis)

By Jode Roberts, Homegrown National Park Project

Canadians have had a wacky, never-ending winter. It's been even worse for monarch butterflies. Their numbers overwintering in Mexico hit an all-time low. Severe weather and the virtual eradication of milkweed (the plant monarch mothers and caterpillars depend on) throughout much of their migratory path has put the monarchs' epic migration back to Canada at risk.

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The Homegrown Design Challenge

March 31, 2014 | Leave a comment
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Homegrown Park Rangers established pollinator-friendly canoe gardens in five city parks in 2013.

By Jode Roberts, Homegrown National Park Project

Workshop Architecture and the David Suzuki Foundation are excited to launch the Homegrown Design Challenge.

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