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The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision for Our Sustainable Future
by David T. Suzuki (Dave) '58
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Greystone Books; 2010; 112 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: Science
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In this expanded version of an inspiring speech delivered in December 2009, David Suzuki reflects on how we got where we are today and presents his vision for a better future. In his living memory, Suzuki has witnessed cataclysmic changes in society and our relationship with the planet — the doubling of the world’s population, our increased ecological footprint, and massive technological growth. Today we are in a state of crisis, and we must join together to respond to that crisis. If we do so, Suzuki envisions a future in which we understand that we are the Earth and live accordingly. All it takes is imagination and a determination to live within our, and the planet's, means. This book is the culmination of David Suzuki’s amazing life and all of his knowledge, experience, and passion — it is his legacy.

"[David] Suzuki has become one of the crucial hubs in the cultural ecology of our strained earth."
— Bill McKibben for Time magazine