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Our work is far from over

Spring | April 2016

I just turned 80. I thought my work would be over and I'd be able to kick back and relax with my grandchildren by this age. When my wife Tara and I started the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990, it was with a sense of urgency. I'd been involved in... More »

How to make toothpaste

Spring | April 2016

What does acting like we are nature and acknowledging that our choices affect the planet look like? It looks like making toothpaste! The benefits: Avoid plastic microbeads which may contain phthalates and bisphenol-A, are being eaten by fish and birds. Avoid triclosan, which contributes to antibiotic-resistant bacteria and harms wildlife.... More »

You're making waves in ocean conservation

Spring | April 2016

Thanks to your support, DSF senior research scientist Scott Wallace led an unprecedented collaboration between industry, government and environmental groups that's protecting sensitive seaf loor habitat while keeping commercial fishing afloat. Now one of Canada's most criticized fisheries is transforming into one of its most highly regulated success stories —... More »

More than 125 communities now have environmental rights declarations

Spring | April 2016

Thanks to volunteers and donors like you, more than 125 municipalities — representing a third of the country! — have passed environmental rights declarations. When David Suzuki launched the Blue Dot movement with his cross-country tour, we aimed to pass five declarations in the first year. We never imagined this... More »

You give us all butterflies

Spring | April 2016

Thanks to donors like you, Canadians participating in our #GotMilkweed campaign over the past two years planted more than 15,000 milkweed and other pollinator-friendly flowers in backyards, parks and schoolyards throughout the summer breeding grounds of the monarch butterfly. And it's working! In February, we learned monarch populations have bounced... More »