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At the David Suzuki Foundation, we believe that the health of our environment and the vitality of our democracy go hand-in-hand.
Yet because we tend to be pretty cynical about politics these days, we sometimes forget this, just as we sometimes forget what real democracy demands of all of us - and not just our elected representatives.
When the idea of democracy was suggested by early Enlightenment thinkers, the entire notion seemed crazy. What was proposed was that common people, using common sense, need not be ruled by kings and aristocrats, but could actually govern themselves.
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