This week I donated $10 (totally forgot about the $5 weekly amount) to the David Suzuki Foundation, an environmental organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was only fitting, not only because David Suzuki is one of our greatest Canadians, or that he is a hero of mine, but because today is his 75th birthday. What better way to celebrate.
His foundation works to conserve our environment and act as a catalyst for social change. He champions a broad a noble array of causes: to protect our climate and make sure that Canada is doing its fair share to avoid dangerous climate change; protect nature and the diversity and health of Canada's lakes and seas, and terrestrial creatures and ecosystems, and build community by showing Canadians how to live healthier, more fulfilled and just lives by using smart energy and efficient transportation, and being mindful of the products, food and water we use.
So this week, it's Mother Earth's turn. It all starts with our beloved planet and when she is happy - we all have a fighting chance for a good life. Right now she needs all the help she can get, and the David Suzuki Foundation is dedicated to her care and long term health and sustainability.
Happy Birthday David Suzuki. You make me want to try harder, do more and stand up for what we know to be right and true. Thank you for caring about Mother Earth and all of humankind and trying to show us the path to long term sustainability, in a world that all life can thrive.
I have to give ongoing props to Wendy Smith for her inspiring book, Give a Little. Give it a read.