Sustainable Living Insights from the David Suzuki Foundation: Wisdom and Practical Tips

This summer, our experience at the C2 event in Montreal, featuring David Suzuki and his daughter Severn Cullis-Suzuki, left us truly inspired. David Suzuki's impactful metaphor, likening our planet's future to the Looney Tunes Coyote's daring cliffside run, has stayed with us. Just as the Coyote hovers momentarily in mid-air, we find ourselves at a crucial juncture, aware of the impending fall. The question that lingers is: Are we ready and able to take the necessary actions to slow our descent and ensure a soft landing? 

At the Ruby Foo's, we firmly believe that every individual's sustainable choices contribute to a brighter future. Our collective efforts create a stronger safety net. In this context, we wholeheartedly support the David Suzuki Foundation's newsletter, which offers a wealth of tips and ideas for leading a more eco-conscious lifestyle. You can access the full newsletter here, and we've condensed the key takeaways for you. 

  • Leave the Autumn Leaves: Instead of raking up fallen leaves, consider letting them stay. They act as natural fertilizers for your lawn, protect perennials from the cold, and promote biodiversity. 

  • Bidet vs. Toilet Paper: The consensus is clear – bidets are the environmentally friendly choice. Even pop culture, with South Park's episode, reinforces this message. 

  • Mindful Water Use: Despite Canada's abundant freshwater resources, some communities still lack safe drinking water. Wasting less water reduces the need for extraction and purification. 

  • Eating for Climate: Your food choices impact climate change. Follow these three principles when possible: opt for local and organic products, reduce meat consumption, and minimize food waste. While rising food costs make local and organic options seem pricey, keep an eye out for local market promotions and explore mom-and-pop stores prioritizing local vendors. 

  • Electric Vehicle FAQs: The debate on electric vehicles (EVs) as a climate change solution continues. At the Ruby Foo's, we believe there are pros and cons to consider. Each individual must assess what aligns with their needs. Take the time to research, evaluate, and ask questions to see the bigger picture. 

Incorporate these sustainable practices into your life and join the movement toward a greener, more responsible future. Your actions, no matter how small, contribute to the collective effort for a better planet. 

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