Notes from the Panther Lounge archives

  • Photo: Volunteers in Action: Meet Estelle

    Volunteers in Action: Meet Estelle

    May 20, 2016

    "In order to make a difference in their community people should start by identifying their passions and what drives them." More »

  • Photo: Mindfulness in nature: dysbiosis, bathing in biodiversity and making the most of 30x30

    Mindfulness in nature: dysbiosis, bathing in biodiversity and making the most of 30x30

    May 9, 2016

    Our first meeting was on a bus in Tokyo, Japan, in 2003. We began talking about the influence of mindfulness and natural environments on human health. Microbes are an unseen... More »

  • Photo: Fort McMurray wildfires

    Fort McMurray wildfires

    May 9, 2016

    Like many Canadians, we at the David Suzuki Foundation are following the wildfires in the Fort McMurray area with deep concern and sympathy for those who live there. It has... More »

  • Photo: REaDY Summit 2016 focuses on hope and action

    REaDY Summit 2016 focuses on hope and action

    April 21, 2016

    Protecting the environment is a family affair, and there is nothing more telling than the excitement and pride students and their parents shared at the annual REaDY Summit speech contest.... More »

  • Photo: Volunteers make our work possible

    Volunteers make our work possible

    April 13, 2016

    Volunteers are the roots of strong communities — that's the theme of this year's National Volunteer Week. At the David Suzuki Foundation, we couldn't agree more. Our volunteers are not... More »

  • Photo: Why I will hand back my degree to McGill University

    Why I will hand back my degree to McGill University

    April 1, 2016

    Twenty-one years ago, I finished my last exam and left the McGill University campus for the last time. I remember how proud I felt. As someone from the small town... More »

  • Photo: Will Toronto go wild about wild bees?

    Will Toronto go wild about wild bees?

    March 30, 2016

    If you love bees, please read this. While beekeepers, city councillors, American presidents and multinational breakfast cereal companies have become advocates for beloved honey bees, this is an important public... More »

  • Photo: Federal budget is a good step in addressing water crisis in Indigenous communities

    Federal budget is a good step in addressing water crisis in Indigenous communities

    March 25, 2016

    Few of us can imagine not being able to turn on the tap to get clean water for drinking, cooking and bathing. But this is the reality in hundreds of Indigenous communities across Canada, where watersheds are degraded or tainted by pollution, including from oil and gas development such as the Alberta oilsands. Many communities lack critical infrastructure to keep tap water safe. A recent CBC investigation revealed that 400 of 618 First Nations in the country experienced problems with water between 2004 and 2014. More »

  • Photo: Budget 2016 contains many small steps but no large leap for the environment

    Budget 2016 contains many small steps but no large leap for the environment

    March 22, 2016

    After nearly a decade of federal budgets that pitted the environment against the economy, it is refreshing to see a budget that acknowledges a prosperous Canada depends on healthy ecosystems and a transition to a clean economy. At the same time, we're concerned that the level of investment doesn't match the urgency of the environmental challenges Canada faces. More »

  • Photo: Tribal parks offer hope and empowerment¬†

    Tribal parks offer hope and empowerment 

    March 22, 2016

    From March 10 to 14, Faisal Moola and I, Rachel Plotkin, of the David Suzuki Foundation's Ontario and Northern Canada office, had the privilege of attending a gathering in spectacular... More »