David Suzuki: 85 years young!
Today, David’s Suzuki’s birthday is being celebrated with a party and a polite, yet urgent, request to help the David Suzuki with its ongoing campaign to protect the planet.
Since the pandemic’s lockdown, we’ve been spending more time in the natural world and appreciating all it has to offer. It makes sense to safeguard and preserve it for future generations and make a donation to the David Suzuki Foundation as a birthday gift.
Green Heroes had the privilege of including this iconic and inspiring leader among our 45 Green Heroes. What is interesting, when he told us his own story for our TV show and in this online video, is WHO inspired him.
Starting with Rachel Carson, who wrote the groundbreaking book Silent Spring in the 1960s, and followed by a meeting with the Haida Gwaii First Nations on British Columbia’s West Coast decades later, David tells a compelling story of his own awakening to the root causes of our environmental troubles and the impact it has on us as co-inhabiters of this planet.
David is also well-known as host of The Nature of Things on the CBC, celebrating a record breaking 60 years on the air, taking viewers inside the world of science and the environment. David’s documentary series A Planet for the Taking led to my own environmental awakening when I heard him say “We have both a sense of the importance of the wilderness and space in our culture and an attitude that it is limitless and therefore we needn’t worry.” Wake up words that resound today.