It's not always easy to resist the urge to "keep up with the Joneses" — to load up on the latest fashions and newest gadgets, buy a bigger car or home.
David Suzuki's dad, Carr, loved nature and the outdoors. He took David fishing, instilling a love, appreciation and gratitude for the natural world and taught him to pity those who only chase after money and things.
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David's dad helped make him who he is. Watching David on The Nature of Things when I was a kid inspired me to pursue a career in science and ecology — and led me to this point.
This Father's Day, reflect on the values instilled in you by your father figures and male role models. Why do you prioritize your connection with nature, or even read this blog? And what do you do to nurture that connection with the kids in your life?
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Lindsay Coulter, a fellow Queen of Green