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South Australia shows how clean energy is done

August 2016

Visitors to Australia are often drawn to Sydney and Melbourne or the fabulous beaches of Queensland's Gold Coast. I've always had a soft spot for Adelaide in South Australia, a city built on a human scale. When I first visited in 1993, I met Mike Rann, a young aboriginal affairs... More »

How to make dish soap

August 2016

This recipe has no fragrance or toxic ingredients, takes a minute to make and works. Ingredients * One handful soap nuts (a.k.a. soapberries) * 1 L (4 cups) tap water Directions Add ingredients to a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid or to a pump soap dispenser. Shake before each... More »

Putting your money where your mouth is

August 2016

In three short years, the fossil-free movement has grown from a few U.S. colleges to a global movement. By moving money away from fossil fuels and putting it into renewable energy and energy efficiency, we are closer than ever to a planet fuelled by sun, wind and water. Money is... More »

You're helping people wake up to Canada's toxic shame

August 2016

Where were you in '62? In 1962, biologist Rachel Carson published Silent Spring. It explained how toxic chemicals like DDT concentrate up the food chain. (Some say Carson's book launched the environmental movement. David Suzuki says it changed his life.) That same year, a pulp and paper mill began dumping... More »

Thanks to you, belugas and their babies are now protected by law

August 2016

The beluga is the only whale found in Quebec's mighty St. Lawrence year-round. Once, thousands of the snow white whales lived in the river. Today, there are fewer than 900. You helped inspire more than 23,000 people to demand protection for the threatened whales. In April, TransCanada Corporation scrapped its... More »

You're helping stop Site C

August 2016

Canadians are lining up to oppose B.C.'s Site C dam. The flood area for the mega-dam includes prime farmland and supports abundant wildlife. The dam will sit on Treaty 8 First Nations traditional territory. And they're pushing back in court. But BC Hydro is still clear-cutting old-growth trees along the... More »

Thousands offer climate change ideas

August 2016

We hear it from you all the time: You want Canada to act on climate change. When the federal government asked for Canadians' ideas on climate change, we jumped at the chance. We made it easy for our supporters to respond. In just three weeks, more than 3,500 Canadians visited... More »

You make better transit possible

August 2016

Without funding, buses, subways and bike lanes can't keep up with population growth. The quality of service declines. Frustrated people go back to their cars. Traffic congestion increases. For Canada to meet its climate targets, we need more public transit. Governments make promises to build this transit infra-structure. Thanks to... More »

You are helping ignite climate optimism in Canada's largest city

August 2016

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gases in Canada. Traffic pollution causes about 280 deaths in Toronto alone every year. How can we reduce the number of car trips and tackle climate change? ONE PROVEN SOLUTION Make active transportation easier. Build bike lanes! Your support helped inspire more than... More »

Amplifying Pacific coast First Nations wisdom

August 2016

David Suzuki Foundation co-founder Tara Cullis helped found the Coastal First Nations Turning Point Initiative in B.C. DSF staffer Gail Mainster interviewed her on that historic alliance, which became the Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative, a key step toward protecting the Great Bear Rainforest. In the late 1990s, we... More »

Your butterfly effect

August 2016

Milkweed plants are where butterflies lay eggs and are one of the most important parts of their habitat. Thanks to you, more Canadians care about butterflies! With your support: The third annual #GotMilkweed sale inspired thousands of milkweed plantings in Toronto. It was a huge success in Montreal. And people... More »

Finding Solutions — Fall 2016

August 2016
Finding Solutions - Fall 2016 cover

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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