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Report confirms daily dose of nature boosts happiness, well-being

July 10, 2014

30×30 Challenge participants almost doubled time in nature, increased happiness

TORONTO, July 10, 2014 — More than 15,000 Canadians and over 1,000 workplaces and schools participated in the David Suzuki Foundation's 30×30 Nature Challenge during May. The third annual campaign challenged participants to commit to getting out into nature for 30 minutes a day for 30 consecutive days.

30×30 Challenge participants almost doubled time in nature, increased happiness

TORONTO, July 10, 2014 — More than 15,000 Canadians and over 1,000 workplaces and schools participated in the David Suzuki Foundation's 30×30 Nature Challenge during May. The third annual campaign challenged participants to commit to getting out into nature for 30 minutes a day for 30 consecutive days.

DIY bee hotels and an alleyway forest for Toronto

July 9, 2014

Homegrown Design Challenge winners unveiled: DIY bee hotels and an alleyway forest for Toronto

TORONTO, July 9, 2014 — Toronto may soon be home to a chain of DIY backyard bee hotels and a natural forest in a downtown alleyway. Those were the winning designs selected in the first Homegrown Design Challenge, launched this spring by Workshop Architecture and the David Suzuki Foundation.

Homegrown Design Challenge winners unveiled: DIY bee hotels and an alleyway forest for Toronto

TORONTO, July 9, 2014 — Toronto may soon be home to a chain of DIY backyard bee hotels and a natural forest in a downtown alleyway. Those were the winning designs selected in the first Homegrown Design Challenge, launched this spring by Workshop Architecture and the David Suzuki Foundation.

Unprecedented study confirms neonic pesticides endanger bees, birds, butterflies and earthworms

June 25, 2014

Landmark review by independent scientists bolsters the case for a ban

OTTAWA, June 25, 2014 — In light of a comprehensive review of the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides ("neonics"), environmental groups have renewed their call for federal and provincial governments to end the use of this class of chemicals in Canada.

Landmark review by independent scientists bolsters the case for a ban

OTTAWA, June 25, 2014 — In light of a comprehensive review of the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides ("neonics"), environmental groups have renewed their call for federal and provincial governments to end the use of this class of chemicals in Canada.

Northern Gateway approved: Open letter from David Suzuki

June 17, 2014
Photo: Northern Gateway approved: Open letter from David Suzuki

(Credit: Chris Yakimov)

Like more than two-thirds of British Columbians and 130 First Nations, I'm outraged that the federal government wants to proceed with the Enbridge Northern Gateway twinned pipeline. In approving it, the government is aggressively pushing an unwanted project on an unwilling public. I don't believe it will be built.

British Columbia and Canada have too much to lose: rich coastal ecosystems known as the Galapagos of the North, the vast Great Bear Rainforest, vibrant First Nations' communities and some of the world's last healthy salmon streams, among other treasures. B.C.'s communities are built on the understanding that healthy ecosystems lead to prosperity.

Like more than two-thirds of British Columbians and 130 First Nations, I'm outraged that the federal government wants to proceed with the Enbridge Northern Gateway twinned pipeline. In approving it, the government is aggressively pushing an unwanted project on an unwilling public. I don't believe it will be built.

British Columbia and Canada have too much to lose: rich coastal ecosystems known as the Galapagos of the North, the vast Great Bear Rainforest, vibrant First Nations' communities and some of the world's last healthy salmon streams, among other treasures. B.C.'s communities are built on the understanding that healthy ecosystems lead to prosperity.

Groups and First Nations in five provinces demand a stop oil and gas activities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

June 10, 2014

Oceans' Week starts with call for Gulf-wide moratorium and arms-length review panel

Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, June 9, 2014- Fishermen, environmentalists, First Nations, and others kicked off International Oceans' Week with a demand to the federal, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick and Quebec governments to immediately place a moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration and development in the entire Gulf of St. Lawrence. They followed up with a call for an independent Gulf-wide review panel with thorough public consultations on whether offshore oil and gas activities should ever be allowed to proceed in the Gulf.

Oceans' Week starts with call for Gulf-wide moratorium and arms-length review panel

Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, June 9, 2014- Fishermen, environmentalists, First Nations, and others kicked off International Oceans' Week with a demand to the federal, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick and Quebec governments to immediately place a moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration and development in the entire Gulf of St. Lawrence. They followed up with a call for an independent Gulf-wide review panel with thorough public consultations on whether offshore oil and gas activities should ever be allowed to proceed in the Gulf.