Photo: Celebrating B.C. Coastal Connections Tour with David Suzuki

(Credit: Ari Gunnarsson)

You spoke. Now we're acting on your words.

In June 2015, a David Suzuki Foundation team — including DSF co-founders David Suzuki and Tara Cullis — visited 12 communities along B.C.'s coast. We didn't just talk to audiences during the tour. We listened. We collected more than 1,500 submissions: ideas, perspectives, hopes, fears, and questions — in voice, in writing, and in video and audio recordings.

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Charting Coastal Currents report captures what happened on the B.C. Coastal Connections Tour. Charting coastal currents highlights the concerns and hopes of coastal British Columbians, gathered during a 2015 tour of a dozen communities in the traditional territories of 12 First Nations. The report features the words of coastal residents to make a compelling case for considering environmental rights as a foundation for human rights. It calls on all levels of government to enact policies that protect a healthy environment and offers recommendations concerning marine planning and climate change, implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's recommendations and re-instating legal environmental protections in Canadian laws.

But we are doing more.
We are bringing your ideas to the provincial and federal governments. And we presented to the United Nations Periodic Review of Canada's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

To stay up-to-date about our work to protect the coast we love, become a David Suzuki Foundation Ocean Keeper today.

Canada's oceans need your support. Send your message now.

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