Urban Nature

Healthy Environment Nurtures Healthy People

David Suzuki | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

If we disconnect from the natural world, we become disconnected from who we are -- to the detriment of our health and the health of the ecosystems on which our well-being and survival depend. Understanding that we're part of nature and acting on that understanding makes us healthier and happier, and encourages us to care for the natural systems around us.

Life Thrives, Even Between the Sidewalk Cracks

David Suzuki | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Have you ever thought about the grass that grows in sidewalk cracks? To survive these conditions is a testament to the plants' resilience. Within this complex urban ecosystem, species are constantly adapting. Yet, while some of our feathered friends and crevice-loving plants have been adapting, the speed and scale of urbanization in Canada has pushed many native species to the brink of extinction.