Feb 17

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by in David Suzuki

On Valentines Day, 2017

I had the utmost pleasure of meeting one of my all time hero’s.  Dr. David Suzuki.

I grew up watching The Nature of Things, it created a fire within me to respect the earth and treat it and us as a whole.  With this – I became an eco-warrior at a very young age…I haven’t changed. I try daily to avoid plastics, buy organics, and to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  I decorate my home with vintage, and when I buy plane tickets, I also buy a carbon option to plant trees. I care as much as I can daily.  Thank-you to people like Dr. Suzuki and the CBC who forged the path to bring the challenges of human’s and their impact on the earth to light.

What an ultimate day. I will never forget having coffee with David Suzuki and watching him do a voice over for a documentary live.  My heart still shines.

David Suzuki Quotes

 

My parents survived the Great Depression and brought me up to live within my means, save some for tomorrow, share and don’t be greedy, work hard for the necessities in life knowing that money does not make you better or more important than anyone else. So, extravagance has been bred out of my DNA.

The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home.

If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.

For the sake of our health, our children and grandchildren and even our economic well-being, we must make protecting the planet our top priority.

We need love, and to ensure love, we need to have full employment, and we need social justice. We need gender equity. We need freedom from hunger. These are our most fundamental needs as social creatures.

 

 

 

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