Notes from the Panther Lounge archives

  • 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 »

  • Photo: David Suzuki Foundation makes waves in ocean conservation

    David Suzuki Foundation makes waves in ocean conservation

    February 23, 2016

    The trawl agreement has been recognized as the first in the world to set up a quota system to limit habitat damage, especially to highly impacted corals and sponges. More »

  • Photo: World eyes Canada's human rights performance

    World eyes Canada's human rights performance

    February 22, 2016

    In Geneva, the David Suzuki Foundation argues that environmental rights are human rights. More »

  • Photo: Homegrown keeps growing

    Homegrown keeps growing

    February 22, 2016

    When the Homegrown National Park Project launched in 2013, we aimed to build a butterfly corridor through Canada's largest city and transform Toronto into a pollinator-friendly National Park. We recruited... More »

  • Photo: Volunteers in action: Meet Megan

    Volunteers in action: Meet Megan

    February 19, 2016

    Looking for adventure and an opportunity to enrich her understanding of an environmental organization, Megan Nobrega moved across the country to Vancouver in the summer of 2013 to help with... More »