David Suzuki

by thomasg on April 21, 2013 - 8:31pm

David Suzuki was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 24, 1936. His parents immigrated to Canada from Hiroshima at the beginning of the 20thcentury.  David Suzuki and his family were put in an internment camp during World War II. One of his siblings was born during their stay at the camp.  After the war, many Japanese families were force to move to Eastern Canada.  The Suzuki’s moved to London, Ontario. He went to Elementary school and High school in Ontario, but went to Amherst College in Massachusetts. He graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, in 1958. He then went on to get a Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Chicago in 1961. Two years later he ended up moved back to Vancouver, where he became a teacher.  A decade later he made his début on television. His first show was called “Suzuki on Science.” He later moved on to host a radio show and then moved back to television in 1979, when he created his most popular show “The Nature of Things.” This show still airs to this date. He’s not only a Canadian celebrity, but an environmentalist activist too. In 1991, he founded the David Suzuki foundation.  “The David Suzuki foundation” is a non-profit environmental organization that aims at protecting the diversity of nature and our quality of life. They work with the government, businesses and individuals to provide science-based research, to educate the population and provide other services to change today’s demanding situations. His top goals are protecting the climate, transforming the economy, protecting nature and build communities. I would love to be part of an organization that helps preserve the environment, because I love the outdoors. Our society is constantly growing and as we get bigger, we bulldoze over forests to make more room for development. All we do is take from mother nature, but we forget to give back.  We think about today, but not about tomorrow. This mentality has already forsaking future generations, but thanks to environmentalist like David Suzuki that future might just be an alternative reality.  



Through your post I am able to understand David Suzuki a lot more, including his life and his work on environment. Like his shows “Suzuki on Science” and “The Nature of Thing”, he is not only a celebrity, he is also an environmentalist. This is the best part of his work, because nowadays media are holding a great influence on people’s opinion, therefore if a celebrity can use his/her influence on the good things, it can be powerful. He even created an organization for environment, which shows he really cares about environment. Good article because it is always good to know some celebrities use their influence to public on the right thing,


This is one of the articles that demonstrate how influential media can be in our life. It can also shows how important David Suzuki is as someone who actually use media’s influence on the right way. Like you described in the article, he’ve done many things through media, so since media is so powerful, certainly his works will have a great influence on environment.