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.