Photo: Welcome, radicals!

(Credit: Cuyler Cotton)

By Andrea Seale, Director of Development

A few days ago, we asked you to get radically Canadian with us.

We have been blown away by the passionate response. More than 300 people* have stepped forward to speak out and become part of the David Suzuki Foundation family as new monthly donors. And they didn't just do it for the cool sticker (although each of them will be receiving one).

So why did they do it?

"Canada is moving backwards in its blind exploitation of 20th century energy resources. I want to be part of the fight to change the direction of drift."
Jean Clark

"I have always believed that a fundamental quality of Canadian-ness is not that we are 'nice,' it's that we have a kind of fierce insistence on respectful listening to all perspectives. Now is the time to reinforce that insistence."
Cuyler Cotton

"I cannot sit by, just signing petitions any more! Get Radical? Hells ya!"
Katha Teed

Supporters like Jean, Cuyler, and Katha are the environmentally-friendly fuel that powers everything we do. It's crazy that the federal government now considers protecting nature and seeking a better future radical. They would like us to keep our mouths shut about environmentally destructive projects and short-term profits. We think having an informed discussion about responsible resource development and environmental policy is truly Canadian.

Our radically Canadian campaign runs until Canada Day. In the next few weeks, we'll be introducing you some of our favourite radical Canadians.

With enough people behind us, we can shift the balance of power back into the hands of people who understand that what we do to this planet, we do to ourselves. Let's do all we can to protect the priceless natural heritage that defines Canada and that keeps our country and its people healthy.

*Update June 14th: We've now had more than 500 people join us to become new monthly donors. We're incredibly moved by this response!

June 12, 2012

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