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The David Suzuki Foundation
Transcript of The David Suzuki Foundation
The David Suzuki Foundation was formed in 1991. In 1989, David Suzuki's award winning radio series "Its a Matter Of Survival" told everybody listening where our planet was heading. Over 17,000 of his shocked fans sent him letters asking for ways to prevent a disaster from approaching the planet.
A group of people turned to David Suzuki and Tara Cullis to create a new solution organization. That November, they hosted a event with a dozen thinkers and activists on Pender Island, B.C. By the end of the meeting they had came up with a idea. After many meetings, on Sept 14, 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation was formed.
All About The Group
How many people work in the foundation?:
There is approximately 83 staff, 12 board of directors, 12 honorary board and 2 co- founders David Suzuki and Tara Cullis.
David Suzuki and Tara Cullis the two Co-founders of the organization
What we Learned
How You Can Help
On the David Suzuki website there is a section that says "What you can do". Once you are in there it starts telling you how the foundation helps people improve there way of living. There all also sections on different issues around the word that you could learn about. Also you could donate to the cause of your choice. In the section you pick there will be a short video on what the issue is, so that you will know what your donating to.
"About us." About us | David Suzuki Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 June 2017.
The David Suzuki Foundation is now a national, bilingual organization.
Twenty years after that first
meeting, the David Suzuki Foundation has become a strong and capable force that anyone willing to donate their time and or money can go to. Committed donors, determined staff, and talented volunteers have made the meeting on Pender Island of 1989 a reality.
The David Suzuki Foundation
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What are the goals of the group?:
Protecting our climate, create livable communities, establish environmental rights and justice, transform the economy, connect with nature and build a community.
What is The Foundations Mission?:
There mission is to protect the diversity of nature and quality of life as well as for the future. Our vision is that canadians act on the understanding that we are all interconnected and interdependent nature.
Where They Are Today
We would like to thank everyone for listening to our project. We hope that everyone here has learned something about that David Suzuki Foundation because we sure have. Thank you!
The Foundations Staff
What Does The Foundation Do To Stay Green
The foundation does many things to stay eco friendly. Here are some of the ways:
Choosing green buildings for their offices:
The Vancouver office is an energy efficient building, heated and cooled by a geothermal system
Reducing energy use:
Their photocopier and printer are energy efficient. They turn their computers off at night and on the weekends. Many of their other appliances are on timers so they automatically shut off.
Tracking their greenhouse gases emissions:
Since tracking their emissions it has become a daily routine to mange them. They measure major emissions sources such as heating and electricity use, staff commuting, paper use and air travel.
They have reduced their paper by printing fewer publications; for example they have taken out the fax lines in their offices, which has further reduced paper use.
Something that I learned was that the David Suzuki Foundation gives you so much information about mostly every cause or issue that is effecting our world.
I learned that one person can make a difference and that you need a goal to make a difference but you need to make sure that you follow that goal that you chose.
I learned that there are lots of people that care about the issues that are going on in the world. That's why they donate their money and time to all the causes that are effecting our world.