A recent Fraser Institute report says there were minimal environmental benefits to Ontario getting rid of coal-burning power plants. But we disagree. Listen to our interview on CBC here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Enter for a chance to win a free trip to Mexico to see monarch butterfly sanctuaries! Thanks to our contest partners, G Adventures and Aeroplan, for making this possible (including gold-standard carbon offsets). Contest here: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Win a trip to the monarch butterfly sanctuary in Mexico! | David Suzuki Foundation

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yesterday at 13:02. Facebook
The Ontario government wants to continue the hunt on snapping turtles — a vulnerable at-risk species that's been around since the dinosaurs. Snappers are late to mature, have low egg and juvenile survival rates, and face other threats such as the loss of wetlands and road mortality. Hunting turtles adds to the cumulative impacts they face — not an appropriate way to manage at-risk species....
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01/22/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
This year, buy valentines that help protect critters you care about — including grizzly bears, bees, belugas and butterflies! Each sheet contains seven different cards. Cut along the dotted lines. Then hand them out to all your valentines! (Art by Tukoni) [ Bit.ly Link ]
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01/22/2017 at 04:30. Facebook
Tune into the Sundance Film Festival live stream with David Suzuki, former Vice President Al Gore, filmmaker Heather Rae and more as they discuss how filmmakers can elevate understanding and urgency among policy makers and the public alike.

Tomorrow Sunday 22nd Jan 1:30 PM PST/ 4:30 PM EST.

Power of Story: The New Climate

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David Suzuki
01/21/2017 at 17:03. Facebook
"It’s no longer fervent environmentalism driving the transition to clean energy – it’s economics"

Fill out this survey if you are interested in joining the renewable energy revolution: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Numbers don’t lie: We’ve reached a tipping point for renewable energy - The Globe and Mail

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David Suzuki
01/20/2017 at 21:03. Facebook
Push the federal government to fully protect the Scott Islands, an archipelago off the northwest tip of Vancouver Island where millions of seabirds nest, including 90 per cent of Canada’s tufted puffins: [ Owl.li Link ]

It may surprise Canadians that tens-of-thousands of puffins —yes, puffins!— live along the Pacific coast. Pacific coastal waters boast tufted puffins, the largest of Canada’s...
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David Suzuki
01/20/2017 at 19:08. Facebook
Want to experience this first-hand? Enter to win a free trip-for-two to Mexico to see monarch butterflies: [ Goo.gl Link ]
David Suzuki
01/20/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Let's #BikeWinter! Cycling reduces pollution, improves business, and — in the snow — makes us feel oh so Canadian.

Bike Winter: Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2017

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01/20/2017 at 00:14. Facebook
Fueled by the surplus electricity from the solar panels on their house, this Saskatchewan couples' electric car is projected to save them $15,000 over 10 years.
This is an incredible example of the benefits of transitioning to clean energy sources, even in places that don't yet have government incentives in place. Farmers won't be the only ones to take advantage of Saskatchewan's sunny days in...
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Walking the talk: Putting the sun to work on Canada's Prairies

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David Suzuki
01/19/2017 at 20:28. Facebook
Can we run our society with vastly less fossil fuel? As Obama prepares to leave office, the Climate-Optimist-in-Chief suggests, "Yes, we can."

Write a letter to the editor in your local about climate action during this important transition: [ Bit.ly Link ]. Our online tool makes it easy for you, including sending your letter directly to the editors of your local papers and providing you with...
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Barack Obama, Climate-Optimist-in-Chief

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01/19/2017 at 17:01. Facebook
We're excited about getting Canadians involved in renewable energy to save money on energy bills, fight climate change and have fun in their communities. Fill out this survey to help shape our work: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Our goal is to help increase renewable energy in Canada by 20 per cent by 2020. You can help!
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01/19/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Olivia Chow keynote introduction, and five skill-building workshops. Join us this Saturday, and let's advocate for better transit!

Transit Summit

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01/19/2017 at 01:33. Facebook
"We are in a position to take advantage of lessons learned around the world about energy efficiency. Will Alberta seize the opportunity to lead this resource’s development, catch up to other jurisdictions and even bypass them in developing this under-utilized resource?"

Playing catch-up in the race for energy efficiency

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David Suzuki
01/18/2017 at 22:33. Facebook
The announced plans to expand transit in Vancouver and Surrey are positive steps in achieving a complete transit vision for Metro Vancouver but we need all levels of government to continue to work together to invest in keeping our region moving.
#10YearVision

TransLink reveals plans for Broadway SkyTrain, Surrey LRT

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David Suzuki
01/18/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Every fall, monarch butterflies migrate from Canada to Mexico and spend the winter in the sun. Want to join them? Enter now and visit monarch sanctuaries in Mexico! [ Goo.gl Link ]
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01/18/2017 at 14:02. Facebook
Every fall, monarch butterflies migrate south to spend the winter in Mexico. Want to join them? Enter our contest now! [ Ow.ly Link ]
David Suzuki
01/17/2017 at 18:41. Facebook
Cities and towns need new revenue tools for essential services, including those that protect us from climate change. What do you think?

Land transfer tax would help | Toronto Star

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Toxic mercury has been discovered upstream of Grassy Narrows First Nation on the grounds of an old paper mill, near Dryden Ontario. Last year, a whistle-blower (a former employee of the mill) told the media that he had been ordered to bury drums full of mercury-salt in a pit behind the mill site.

The people of Grassy Narrows First Nation are suffering from acute mercury poisoning, which is...
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Mercury-tainted soil found upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation | Toronto Star

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Even respected economists are questioning pipeline expansion in Canada: "By evaluating each project separately without assessing the overall supply and demand for oil transportation, the NEB and the Canadian government may have created the conditions for a costly mistake of unprecedented proportions.

Is Canada setting itself up for a pipeline glut?

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