Notes from the Panther Lounge archives

  • Photo: Toronto family finds nature in the city -- every day

    Toronto family finds nature in the city — every day

    October 7, 2013

    Throughout the Fall Family Challenge, we're profiling families across Canada who make time in nature a priority. Today we're in Canada's largest city, where Jode Roberts, his wife Carol, and... More »

  • Photo: Volunteers in action: Meet Jennifer Deol

    Volunteers in action: Meet Jennifer Deol

    October 2, 2013

    Growing up in the quiet environment of her family farm, Jennifer developed a deep connection with nature from an early age. Whether hanging out in a forest or being with animals, Jennifer has always felt most sure of her own identity when surrounded by nature. More »

  • Photo: Nature gets a seat at the decision-making table

    Nature gets a seat at the decision-making table

    October 1, 2013

    As climate scientists release new information through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, environmental scientists are hailing a policy from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency as ground-breaking and long overdue. This summer, FEMA announced it would be the first federal agency to incorporate environmental benefits into decision-making. More »

  • Photo: Sunny park crawl celebrates Toronto's Homegrown National Park

    Sunny park crawl celebrates Toronto's Homegrown National Park

    October 1, 2013

    Great food and big smiles were on the menu at the first-ever Homegrown Park Crawl in Toronto last Sunday, celebrating the first year of the David Suzuki Foundation's Homegrown National Park Project. More »

  • Photo: The Alterkirk family raises its outside voices

    The Alterkirk family raises its outside voices

    September 30, 2013

    Throughout the Fall Family Challenge, we're profiling families across Canada that make time in nature a priority. It's Week 3, and we're headed to Nova Scotia to chat with Karla... More »

  • Photo: Sacred Headwaters protected - for now

    Sacred Headwaters protected — for now

    September 24, 2013

    Thanks to the resistance by the Tahltan First Nation, the Sacred Headwaters is safe, for now. However, while Fortune Minerals has pulled out its people and machines from Mount Klappan, company officials have told the media they have no intention of abandoning plans to build an open-pit coal mine. More »

  • Photo: Canoe gardens, musical parades and tasty treats coming Sunday

    Canoe gardens, musical parades and tasty treats coming Sunday

    September 24, 2013

    Following a summer of fun outdoor events and surprising green interventions — from canoe gardens and "parkified" front yards to pollinator parties and outdoor movie screenings — the David Suzuki... More »

  • Photo: Calgary family finds multi-generational fun in nature

    Calgary family finds multi-generational fun in nature

    September 23, 2013

    Throughout the Fall Family Challenge, we're profiling families across Canada who make time in nature a priority. They'll share their favourite stories, activities and tips for getting the whole family... More »

  • Photo: Fall Family Challenge kicks off at Stanley Park Lost Lagoon

    Fall Family Challenge kicks off at Stanley Park Lost Lagoon

    September 20, 2013

    More and more, newcomers to Canada are increasingly aware that for our lush environment to remain green, public awareness and care are important ingredients. More »

  • Photo: Vancouver Island family makes outdoor adventures a priority

    Vancouver Island family makes outdoor adventures a priority

    September 16, 2013

    Throughout the Fall Family Challenge, we'll profile families across Canada who make time in nature a priority. They'll share their favourite stories, activities and tips for getting the whole family... More »