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Retired, Not Tired
The Suzuki Elders are up for the fight, ready for battle.
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April 2, 2017
Alternatives Journal
David Suzuki with elder Patricia Grinsteed at a Chinese New Year’s Day parade in Vancouver. In the background there are children dressed up as animals, an homage to the David Suzuki Foundation’s commitment to saving the diversity of nature.

What do you do when you get old? Play golf and lie in the sun? For about 100 Suzuki Elders, the answer has been to spend their later years involved with environmental issues – although some also, at times, do play golf and lie in the sun.

But why do more? Many get involved because they want to leave a healthier world for their grandchildren and for generations to come. Others just feel their generation hasn’t taken great care of the natural world, and want to work to alleviate the damage before they leave it. It’s the future that these people care about, not just the past and present.

Suzuki Elders, part of the David Suzuki Foundation based in Vancouver, was established 20 years ago by environmentalist and television personality David Suzuki. He wanted to share their wisdom with the younger people who work for The Suzuki Foundation.


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