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David R. Miller

David Miller is the President and CEO of WWF-Canada

David Miller is the President and CEO of WWF-Canada. He is a well-known advocate for environmental and economic sustainability. He was the Mayor of Toronto, Canada from 2003 to 2010 and Chair of the prestigious C40 Cities from 2008 to 2010.
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When I Go Wild, people and Nature Thrive

As spring finally heats up in the east, I'm reminded of all the reasons why I get outside and like to go wild and immerse myself in nature. Of course, exercise is important (for me and my dog Jimmy) and it's nice to clear my mind, but as I do it, it reminds me why protecting nature is an important daily responsibility.
03/23/2015 12:43 EDT
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If Everyone Lived Like Canadians, We'd Need 3.7 Planets

As Canadians, we are incredibly lucky to live in a country with so much natural wealth, but we're taking that for granted. We're placing huge demands on the planets' resources, ranked 11th per capita in the world. If everybody in the world lived like Canadians, we would require 3.7 planets to meet our needs -- clearly, this is not sustainable.
10/03/2014 09:25 EDT
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Standing Up For Safety in Arctic Offshore Drilling

We have chosen to focus our efforts on one of the most critical -- and most debated -- aspects of offshore drilling: the ability to stop a ruptured well from gushing crude oil into the Arctic Ocean in a timely fashion. For us, this is the most risky, most troubling issue that could arise, as illustrated in WWF's recent Beaufort Sea oil spill modelling research.
09/11/2014 05:25 EDT
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Now Is Our Chance to Protect the Arctic

Today, we're releasing new research that explores how oil spills from a range of sources would travel through the region, and the likelihood of it spreading different distances.These results provide critical information to shape decisions on Arctic development.
07/25/2014 12:52 EDT

20,000 People #StandWithScience. Will Our Government Do the Same?

On May 26, 300 scientists from across Canada sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking him, in the strongest possible terms, to reject the Joint Review Panel's report recommending approval of the Northern Gateway oil pipeline project. Today this letter will be sent. Will it influence the decision Harper ultimately makes?
06/11/2014 12:30 EDT

Oceans Day Still Belongs to Canadians

World Oceans Day, celebrated across the globe on June 8, is Canada's brainchild. The Canadian government proposed the concept in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This makes Monday's news of Canada's significant ocean protection shortcomings, courtesy of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society's report, all the more hard to swallow.
06/08/2014 10:27 EDT

Say 'No' to the Northern Gateway

This month, in fact any day now, the federal government will make its decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline. There is a strong chance that it will make this decision based on a deeply flawed report delivered by the Joint Review Panel (JRP).
06/03/2014 12:30 EDT

Why a City's Symbolic Vote on Northern Gateway Matters

Kitimat, situated at the heart of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline project, is holding a municipal vote this week on the recommendation to green-light the project. Why it is happening and why Enbridge is so involved are two good questions. Why this matters to you, is a third.
04/09/2014 12:49 EDT

Earth Hour: What You Should Think About

This year we're using the "moment of darkness" that Earth Hour gives us to think about the changes we're seeing and the changes we want to see. Moreover, Earth Hour is our chance to choose that better future, to stand up for what we believe in.
03/26/2014 12:17 EDT

Caring for Canada's Waters: Understanding Water Health

Despite the best efforts of citizens and watershed groups actively caring for their local waters across the country, we have no consistent way to measure water health. That leaves us in the dark, unprepared to do what's necessary to care for our waters. It leaves us without the information we need to understand the impacts and trade-offs of development decisions, restoration projects and legal reforms.
03/21/2014 11:39 EDT
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Celebrate Canada's Oceans at Your Local Fish Counter

Improving the way we fish and grow seafood is critical to the survival of some of our planet's most threatened marine and freshwater species and environments. But a national sustainable seafood day is also a critical reminder that even through our everyday choices in what food we buy, we can have a profound impact on the future of life on our planet. And nowhere is that more true than at our fish counters.
03/11/2014 12:38 EDT