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Jan 25, 2017
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We need to work less to live better

David Suzuki
A lot needs to be done to reform our economic systems and to address critical issues like pollution and climate change. Reducing work hours is one way to make substantial gains.
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Apr 21, 2015
Photo: Nick Harris/flickr

Microbeads are a sign of our plastic consumer madness

David Suzuki
Microbeads illustrate the excesses of marketing and consumerism, but they're only part of the problem. Most plastics break down into microparticles, often ending up in oceans and other waters.
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Mar 11, 2015
Image: Flickr/stuckincustoms

Why you can't afford to shop for a spring outfit

Lizanne Foster
I finally understand why so many people prefer to look away when the topic of climate change comes up: cognitive dissonance is more comfortable than facing the facts about the crisis we are in.
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Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Magnus von Koeller/flickr

Digging out of Canada's mining dilemma

David Suzuki
Canadian mining companies haven't always had a great record for environmental and social responsibility in communities where they operate, but public scrutiny and pressure may help to change that.

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