Rethinking PLASTIC: Making change happen

by Patricia Plackett On 26 October 2017 a salon organized by the Suzuki Elders examined the growing concern surrounding plastic in our oceans.  The durability of plastic means that it never disappears, although it can break down into smaller and smaller micro-sized and nano-sized pieces. Of the plastic discarded on land, a surprisingly large amount… Continue reading Rethinking PLASTIC: Making change happen

Pick a Mantra

by Jill Schroder Instead of making New Year’s resolutions and then not keeping them, what if we decided to pick a mantra? The current issue of Future Crunch, my favorite good news publication and source of much valuable and encouraging information, suggests just that: Pick a Mantra. They suggest choosing one word that resonates for you, and making it… Continue reading Pick a Mantra

What’s in Your Sushi?

by  Patricia Plackett A summary of a Suzuki Elder Salon held on 26 October 2017, Vancouver, B.C. The salon was organized by: Mel Bilko, David Clayton, Erzsi Institorisz, Yiman Jiang, Maria Kim, David Plackett, Patricia Plackett and Erlene Woollard. Estimates suggest that between 5 and 13 million tonnes of plastic end up in oceans every… Continue reading What’s in Your Sushi?


by Erlene Woollard Have you noticed lately what is happening in the world’s oceans? If not, please take the time to do so. A good place to start would be the website of the Plastic Oceans Foundation, a global network of independent not-for-profits and charitable organizations, united in their aims to change the world’s attitude… Continue reading PLASTIC HERE TO STAY: THERE IS NO AWAY!

Elders, youth and the environment– we are in this together

by Diana Ellis The Suzuki Elders are a voluntary group of self-identified elders working with, and through, the David Suzuki Foundation. At the core of the Suzuki Elders purpose statement is this: “We mentor, encourage and support other elders and the younger generations in dialogue and action on the environment.” For the past three years… Continue reading Elders, youth and the environment– we are in this together