Nature is good for mind, body and soul

August 2013

When I was growing up, we didn't have smartphones, video games or home computers, and my early years were marked by exile. My family's possessions were taken from us and we were sent to an internment camp in B.C.'s Slocan Valley just because our ancestors came from Japan. Throughout it... More »

Join the Back to School Brigade and pack waste-free lunches

August 2013

August is back-to-school season! I know you're looking to make the greenest choices for your family this year, so we've assembled a Back to School Brigade of knowledgeable eco-parent bloggers on the Queen of Green blog for a month of inspiration. We'll talk eco-school supplies, outdoor leaning, detoxifying your kid's... More »

Creating Canada's first Homegrown National Park

August 2013

Thanks to your support of the David Suzuki Foundation's Homegrown National Park Project, something extraordinary is growing in Toronto's West End. Front yards are turning into veggie gardens. Flowers are blooming in alleyways and potholes. Unloved patches of dirt around schoolyards and parking lots are transforming into butterfly-friendly gardens. Inspired... More »

Thanks to you, we're growing community forests

August 2013

It's not often that you get the chance to grow a community forest from scratch, one sapling at a time. But that is exactly what we did in Brampton, Ontario, this spring. Imagine a patch of green, the length of a soccer field and narrower than a two-lane highway, rampant... More »

St. Lawrence Week connects Québécois to their lifeblood

August 2013

The mighty St. Lawrence River, stretching from the Great Lakes to the Gulf, flows through the veins of those who live along its shore — literally, and in our history and culture. Almost half the population of its coastal communities depend on the river for drinking water. It's supported the... More »

Unmasking fraud and other tuna issues

August 2013

Your can of tuna might look innocent, but dark secrets lurk inside. That's why we launched a campaign this spring to help Canadians make sustainable choices when it comes to buying tuna. Launched on World Oceans Day, the campaign informed Canadians about four major issues surrounding tuna: the health risks... More »

A Sustainable Seafood Day for Canada

August 2013

The David Suzuki Foundation is advocating for a nationwide Seafood Day. Recently, a motion was tabled in the House of Commons to make March 18 Canada's official National Sustainable Seafood Day. This could be a turning point for Canada's seafood market. "With an official date, Canadians can place it on... More »

30 x 30 Challenge reconnects Canadians to nature

August 2013

You. Outside. In nature. Our challenge to Canadians was simple: spend 30 minutes a day outside for 30 days in May. Cultivate the kind of habit you'll never want to break — a nature habit. This year, more than 10,000 Canadians signed on for the 30 × 30 Nature Challenge,... More »

Finding Solutions — Summer 2013

August 2013
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Finding Solutions is our quarterly report to you — showing your donations at work in our recent victories and campaigns. Plus, it's full of tips, news, recommended books and movies, and ways you can help the environment in your everyday life.... More »

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