Notes from the Panther Lounge archives

  • Photo: Five tips for getting your letter to the editor published

    Five tips for getting your letter to the editor published

    December 7, 2016

    One of the best ways to tell government to protect the environment is writing a letter to the editor. The letters page is one of the most popular parts of... More »

  • Photo: Monarch butterfly year in review: #2016sucks

    Monarch butterfly year in review: #2016sucks

    December 7, 2016

    This has been a rough year. We lost pop culture icons Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Prince and Muhammad Ali. And, according to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, monarch butterflies may not be far behind. More »

  • Photo: When it comes to engaging diverse audiences, the messenger matters

    When it comes to engaging diverse audiences, the messenger matters

    November 30, 2016

    A year ago, the David Suzuki Foundation published a Sustainable Diversity Report based on our work to reach "beyond the choir." After that, 45 people from all walks of life came together to discuss the report's key findings and to strategize about next steps. Our goal is to mix cultural inclusiveness with environmental stewardship. We aim to advance our understanding of sustainability and expand the environmental movement by celebrating voices and stories that are often unheard or unacknowledged. We believe by connecting all Canadians with Indigenous people, we can learn about each other and share wisdom, history and stories about nature. We recognize that wherever our ancestors came from, we are all one in Canada for our love of the natural environment and our commitment to make it better for each generation. More »

  • Photo: D-Day for Indigenous rights at the Supreme Court of Canada

    D-Day for Indigenous rights at the Supreme Court of Canada

    November 24, 2016

    On November 30 the Supreme Court of Canada will hear two cases regarding destructive activities carried out by the National Energy Board and oil companies in or around the traditional... More »

  • Photo: Canada's authors stand with Grassy Narrows

    Canada's authors stand with Grassy Narrows

    November 23, 2016

    I have a dream job. I work with amazing people on issues I care deeply about: wildlife and Indigenous rights. I feel lucky to come to work every morning. But... More »

  • Photo: Christie Crawlfest: bikes, butterflies and bees

    Christie Crawlfest: bikes, butterflies and bees

    October 3, 2016

    Last Sunday, thousands of Torontonians joined us for a sunny day in Christie Pits Park for the Christie Crawlfest, a daylong community festival hosted by the David Suzuki Foundation, The... More »

  • Photo: Enter to win a pair of tickets to KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

    Enter to win a pair of tickets to KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

    October 2, 2016

    This contest is now closed. Thank you for participating. In Nettie Wild's stunning magnum opus, a mining company helicopter hovers above the pristine land of the Tahltan First Nation in... More »

  • Photo: Toronto's

    Toronto's "solar schools" inspire climate optimism

    September 21, 2016

    In spring 2014, the Toronto District School Board — Canada's largest — embarked on a program of putting photovoltaic panels on more than 300 of its school buildings. When complete,... More »

  • Photo: How Camp Suzuki: Howe Sound 2016 helped Vision Youth grow

    How Camp Suzuki: Howe Sound 2016 helped Vision Youth grow

    September 15, 2016

    Roughly six months ago, I planted a seed. I met a group of conscientious parents, their teenage children and the co-founder of Vision Youth, Eric Li, in Markham, Ontario. I... More »

  • Bringing nature (and joy) home to the city

    July 27, 2016

    What's the Homegrown National Park Project? • Thirty retired canoes relaunched as pollinator-friendly planters • Sixty-five keen volunteer Homegrown Park Rangers • Thousands of milkweed plants welcoming monarch butterflies •... More »