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March 24, 2003

David Suzuki to speak at U of G

Award-winning scientist, author and broadcaster David Suzuki will speak at the University of Guelph April 3 at 10 a.m. in Peter Clark Hall, located in the lower level of the University Centre. The event is free of charge and open to the University community and general public.

The event is sponsored by the Guelph Field Naturalists, U of G Arboretum and College of Biological Sciences student government. Suzuki will speak about his Nature Challenge, a program launched by the David Suzuki Foundation that provides practical ways for Canadians to take responsibility for conserving the environment and protecting nature.

“The steps in the Nature Challenge are deceptively simple,” said Suzuki. “If thousands or even millions of Canadians took the challenge, we’d significantly reduce our impact on the environment. In our busy lives most of us have forgotten that it is nature that supports everything that we do. By leaving nature outside of our day-to-day decision making, we are seriously damaging the environment and threatening our quality of life.”

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