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A life well-lived is a wealthy life

Spring | April 2015

By David Suzuki University tenure was one of the most valued privileges I received from society. It was a guarantee that, as long as I performed my academic and research duties to the best of my ability, I could speak my mind without worrying about being muzzled or fired —... More »

How to create a butterfly garden

Spring | April 2015

By Lindsay Coulter, David Suzuki's Queen of Green All gardens are not created equal. Just ask a butterfly. Creation and restoration of butterfly habitat offsets those destroyed by development, roadside mowing or wetland drainage. (Gardening pesticide-free helps, too.) Whether you have a small plot in the city or a few... More »

Ontario supports pollinator health

Spring | April 2015

Ontario is proposing North America's first regulatory restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides. Scientific studies have linked these pesticides to high death rates in honeybees, as well as harmful effects on birds, butterflies, bumblebees and earthworms, among other species. On November 25, 2014, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs... More »

The time to invest in clear energy is now

Spring | April 2015

Just as diversity is important to healthy ecosystems, it is also the cornerstone of a healthy economy. Too often in Canada we hear about our "resource-based economy." The implication is that, while other countries can stimulate their economies through innovation and manufacturing, Canada's role is to remove materials from the... More »

Reflecting Canada's diversity

Spring | April 2015

In 2010, the Foundation's Climate and Clean Energy team hired two new campaigners: Harpreet Johal and Winnie Hwo. Harpreet was fresh from college, with a bachelor of science in environmental studies from UBC and a master's degree in public policy and governance from the University of Toronto. Winnie is the... More »