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  • Ninety-eight per cent of GTA residents concerned about "neonic" pesticides and bees

    August 19, 2014

    Across Ontario, 81 per cent urge government to act "as quickly as possible" to protect pollinators TORONTO—More than 98 per cent of GTA residents are concerned about the threat posed... More »

  • The Peace Dividend: First study of its kind quantifies enormous natural wealth in B.C.'s threatened Peace Region

    July 30, 2014

    VANCOUVER — The economic benefits of keeping the Peace River region's remaining farmland and nature intact are enormous, according to a new report from the David Suzuki Foundation. These ecosystems... More »

  • Report confirms daily dose of nature boosts happiness, well-being

    July 10, 2014

    30×30 Challenge participants almost doubled time in nature, increased happiness TORONTO, July 10, 2014 — More than 15,000 Canadians and over 1,000 workplaces and schools participated in the David Suzuki... More »

  • DIY bee hotels and an alleyway forest for Toronto

    July 9, 2014

    Homegrown Design Challenge winners unveiled: DIY bee hotels and an alleyway forest for Toronto TORONTO, July 9, 2014 — Toronto may soon be home to a chain of DIY backyard... More »

  • Unprecedented study confirms neonic pesticides endanger bees, birds, butterflies and earthworms

    June 25, 2014

    Landmark review by independent scientists bolsters the case for a ban OTTAWA, June 25, 2014 — In light of a comprehensive review of the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides ("neonics"), environmental... More »

  • Northern Gateway approved: Open letter from David Suzuki

    June 17, 2014

    This conversation is far from over. Next steps will likely include court challenges and actions by Canadians and First Nations, whose concerns have so far been ignored. I urge you to remain hopeful and join me to make your voice heard for a responsible energy future. More »

  • Groups and First Nations in five provinces demand a stop oil and gas activities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

    June 10, 2014

    Oceans' Week starts with call for Gulf-wide moratorium and arms-length review panel Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, June 9, 2014- Fishermen, environmentalists, First Nations, and others kicked off International Oceans'... More »

  • Cumulative impact concerns remain as Site C dam moves to next stage

    May 8, 2014

    "The David Suzuki Foundation, Parks Canada and First Nations living downstream from the proposed dam raised concerns with the Joint Review Panel that the Site C dam would further impact a region already under serious threat from shale gas exploration, logging and other industrial development," said the foundation's Faisal Moola, who presented to the panel. "Our research shows a perfect storm of industrial activities and this massive hydro project may be the straw that breaks the camel's back." More »

  • Fourth World Living Conditions in the Ring of Fire: Call to Action

    April 29, 2014

    Neskantaga First Nation is an isolated fly‐in Oji‐Cree First Nation community located in northern Ontario along Attawapiskat Lake in the Ring of Fire. The community itself covers approximately 831 hectares of vast northern Ontario landscape and has an estimated population of 420 residents, 60 percent of whom are youth. In this small community, there were seven youth suicides (7) and twenty seven suicide attempts (27) over a twelve‐month period, which forced Chief Peter Moonias to declare a state of emergency in the spring of 2013. Since that time, the community has been calling on all levels of government, health providers, the justice community, social service agencies, and families to collectively support Neskantaga during their time of crisis. While a number of initiatives were started to assist the community in dealing with their grief, suicides of young people continue. Regrettably, since the summer of 2013, three (3) more youth have taken their lives, with the most recent suicide of a 16‐year‐old girl on April 2, 2014. More »

  • 30x30 Nature Challenge to get Canadians ready for summer

    April 22, 2014

    David Suzuki Foundation challenges Canadians to say goodbye to winter by spending 30 minutes a day outdoors for May Canadians in most of the country that have been dealing with... More »