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David Suzuki

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David Suzuki D David Suzuki is a Japanese-Canadian who was born in Vancouver B.C., on March 24, 1936. He is 76 years old and still alive today. David is well known for criticizing the government of their lack of action to protect the environment. David studied at Amherst College, in U.S.A. and recieved a PhD in zoology in 1961. These T.V. programs include:
-The Nature of Things
-The Secret of Life
-A Planet for the Taking
-It's Matter for Survival
-From Naked Ape to Superspecies David Suzuki created popular T.V. programs that relates to nature, environment, science and people. Why Is He Important? David uses popular media to get the world to put their attention on the environment and damage that humans are causing. For the past 20 years, he has been informing the world about the threat to
humanity of climate change and about how it can be reduced. About David Family Information David Suzuki has 3 children (Tamiko, Laura, Troy) to his wife Setuko Joane Senahara. They married in 1958 and divorced in 1965. In 1972 Suzuki married to Tara Elizabeth Cullis and had 2 children (Sarika and Severn). David Suzuki has a twin sister and two other siblings By: Rachel Salac School Information David's Organization www.davizsuzuki.org The David Suzuki Foundation opened in 1991. David Suzuki is the founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. It has more than 40,000 members and is registered charity supported by donations and grants. It promotes his beliefs environmental research and challenges consumers to change their beliefs. This organization sets up to educate and study ways to care for, protect, and restore the environment. Issues that the David Suzuki Foundation focuses on include climate change, global warming, ecosystem-based forestry, substantial fisheries, aquaculture, and biodiversity. David's Awards Suzuki has won many honors which include Canada's most prestigious award, The Order of Canada in 1976, Suzuki was nominated as one of the top 10 Greatest Canadian's by viewers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation The UNESCO'S Kalinga Prize for 2nd place in 1986. Also the Order of B.C. in 1995, as well as other Canadian and international honors. "Nature is our home. And just as we take care of our house, we also must take care of nature. But nature takes care of us too. Nature cleans our air and water, makes the soil that grows our food, and provides the resource to make all our material good. Unfortunately with 6 billion of us now living under one roof, we are gradually eroding the services nature provides, even though we depend on them for our quality of life and our future." How Can We Help? Suzuki has made a list of 10 simple things that everyone can do to make a difference in our environment.
They are: 7. Walk, bike, carpool, or take transit. 6. Choose a fuel-efficient vehicle. 5. Buy locally grown and produced foods. 4. Eat meat-free meals one a day a week. 2. Choose an energy-sufficient home and appliances. 3. Don't use pesticides 1. Reduce home energy by 10%. 8. Chose a home close to work or school. 9. Support alternative transportation. 10.Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle References:
"David Suzuki." Wikipedia. [Online] Available http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Suzuki, (May 31, 2012).
"David Suzuki Biography" Ascension Gateway. [Online] Available http://www.ascensiongateway.com/quotes/david-suzuki/biography.htm, (May 31, 2012).
"David Suzuki Biography" Quote Monk. [Online] Available http://www.quotemonk.com/authors/david-suzuki/biography-profile.htm, (May 31, 2012). David Suzuki is the greatest canadian because he does everything he can to communicate to the people in Earth, telling us what we are doing wrong to our environment, and teaching us many ways we can protect it, not only for ourselves, but also for the future generations. Why is David Suzuki the Greatest Canadian? David Suzuki is the greatest canadian because he does everything he can to communicate to the people in Earth, telling us what we are doing wrong to our environment, and teaching us many ways we can protect it, not only for ourselves, but also for the future generations.
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