David Suzuki: A Successful And Dedicated Canadian Activist

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David Suzuki is a successful and dedicated Canadian activist who has raised awareness on environmental and economic issues over the years. Suzuki educates others, makes information readily available, started a non-profit organization, as well as engages, influences, and teaches youth to be respectful and protective of the Earth. To begin with, Dr. David Suzuki has raised awareness and educated Canadians on environmental issues in ways such as radio broadcasts, television shows, books, documentaries, speeches, and blogs. By using various types of media to publicize research, opinions and ideas, he has made the information more easily accessible and available to a greater amount of people. On the David Suzuki Foundation website it states: “He …show more content…

The United Nations awarded him with the Environment Programme medal for this series. Additionally, he is the founder of the David Suzuki Foundation which is a non-profit organization with many different goals relating to environmental and economic issues, some of which they have already achieved. One issue the foundation is currently focusing on is climate change. In an article in regards to a projects called, Race to the Top, the author writes, “Climate change affects everyone. No matter where you live, how old you are, or what you do for work, climate change is affecting your life.” (http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/climate-change/projects/race-to-the-top/) Race to the Top is a project that involves the Canadian government as well as the David Suzuki Foundation working together to change climate policies, looking into provincial climate change programs while encouraging them to take their efforts even further. This project is not only working with the government, but with Canadian citizens as well by informing them on the impacts of climate change as well as what they can do to help stop …show more content…

Suzuki said, “Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world, we can't expect them to help protect and care for it.” (http://www.azquotes.com/quote/875892) Suzuki believes that as a society we have become disconnected with nature and have forgotten how to be grateful for it. In his eyes, for individuals to help protect and care for the earth, we need to once again connect with nature and not take it for granted. David Suzuki does many things to educate the younger generations, from television shows to camps for young adults. Camp Suzuki in Howe Sound, British Colombia is a great example of Suzuki making a fun, hands on experience for young adults to start taking action on helping our environment. As a final point, Dr. David Suzuki is a phenomenal scientist and activist who is truly passionate about what he does, so much so, that he has and continues to effectively create the possibility of a better world by making information about environmental issues intriguing and easily assessable, started an amazing foundation that is continuously growing, and educates Canadian youth on important issues so that change will be made in the future before it is too

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