David Suzuki

David Suzuki is co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is also a renowned rabble-raiser.

The David Suzuki Foundation works through science and education to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future.

With a goal of achieving sustainability within a generation, the Foundation collaborates with scientists, business and industry, academia, government and non-governmental organizations. We seek the best research to provide innovative solutions that will help build a clean, competitive economy that does not threaten the natural services that support all life.

David Suzuki
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Jun 15, 2021
Scottish government officials overlooking peatlands. Image credit: Scottish government/Flickr

For climate’s sake, save the peat!

David Suzuki
As with many ecosystems that keep the planet habitable for humans -- forests, wetlands, grasslands, oceans -- peatlands have been under attack by humans who have failed to comprehend their importance.
Blog
Jun 2, 2021
Wind turbine in sunflower field. Image credit: Gustavo Quepón/Unsplash

Sun rises on renewable energy and storage

David Suzuki
It's fast becoming less expensive to generate electricity from renewable energy than from fossil fuels and new nuclear plants. Costs to store energy are also falling quickly.
Blog
May 19, 2021
Natural gas plant, Fellows, California. Image credit: David Seibold/Flickr

Does fracked methane deserve 'natural' label?

David Suzuki
Methane has caused about 30 per cent of heating to date, with emissions rising at record rates. Cutting methane emissions is a cost-effective way to quickly reduce greenhouse gases and pollution.
Blog
May 12, 2021
Lake view in Jasper National Park. Image credit: Pavel Brodsky/Unsplash

Reconciliation means rethinking parks governance

David Suzuki
It's our responsibility to engage in conversations about how new systems of land governance could look. Everything should be on the table including ownership and governance of current protected areas.
Blog
May 5, 2021
Close up of grassy lawn. Image credit: Petar Tonchev/Unsplash

From desert to dessert -- No Mow May gains momentum

David Suzuki
Researchers have found that regular mowing, especially early in spring, has unintended ecological consequences. Mowing less is a simple way to help insects and boost local ecology.
Blog
Apr 21, 2021
Racoon on table outside. Image credit: Moritz Kindler/Unsplash

Are we too hard on newly arrived plants and animals?

David Suzuki
As plant and animal species worldwide have started to shift ranges in response to warming climates and habitat destruction, narratives about invasives have also started to shift.
Blog
Apr 14, 2021
Trees in Whistler, B.C. Image credit: Randy Tarampi/Unsplash

It's time to stop logging old-growth forests

David Suzuki
Tension between outdated extraction-based economics and the desire to protect that which makes the planet habitable for humans and other life is coming to loggerheads at Fairy Creek.

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