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Updated:April 25, 2016

The 7th Inductees

David Takayoshi Suzuki (Born in 1936, Canada)<right>
(Biologist, Environmental Activist, and Emeritus Professor at the University of British Columbia)

Dr. Suzuki is a third generation Japanese-Canadian, born in Vancouver, Canada in 1936.
Received a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Chicago. While teaching at places such as the University of British Columbia, he also was a presenter on the popular Canadian TV Show “The Nature of Things” and has continued to be renowned for his ability to explain scientific and environmental issues to the general public in a way that is easy to understand.
He is also active with the David Suzuki Foundation which he founded in 1990 as a non-profit organization to provide scientific education and solutions to problems.
In 2004, he came in 5th position in “The Greatest Canadian” organized by CBC Television (1st among still-living Canadians).

[Major Awards]
1986 UNESCO Kalinga Prize
1990 Global 500 Prize
2006 Companion to the Order of Canada
2009 Right Livelihood Award

Video of Commemorative lecture presented by David Takayoshi Suzuki (External link)

Severn Cullis-Suzuki (Born in 1979, Canada)<left>
(Culture and Environment Activist, Writer)

Born as daughter to Dr. David Suzuki in Vancouver, Canada in 1979.
She is a TV series host, board member of the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society and the David Suzuki Foundation, and council member of Earth Charter International.
Deeply concerned about the environment as a child, she started the Environmental Children’s Organization (ECO) with friends in fifth grade. At the age of 12, she made a speech to world leaders at the UN Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and became known as “The Girl Who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes” with her impressive and moving speech. She was also appointed as a member of the drafting committee for the UN Global Charter in 1997.
Currently she lives with her husband and two sons on Haida Gwaii, off the coast of British Columbia, and remains active with lectures and talks about the world’s environmental issues.

[Major Awards]
1993 Global 500 Prize

Video message from Severn Cullis-Suzuki (External link)

Herman E. Daly (Born in 1938, USA)
(Emeritus Professor at the University of Maryland)

Dr. Daly was born in 1938, Texas, USA.
He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University, and for twenty years taught as an Alumni Professor of Economics at Louisiana State University. He has served as Ford Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Ceará (Brazil), as a Research Associate at Yale University, and as a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, among others, and has also served as a Senior Economist at the World Bank. He has served on the boards of directors of numerous environmental organizations, and was co-founder and associate editor of the journal “Ecological Economics”.
His three “Daly Principles,” including maxims such as “consumption rates of renewable resources should not exceed regeneration rates of those resources” have contributed to the promotion of ground-breaking academic research to solve global environmental problems, and has greatly influenced the world by providing an indispensable framework for the establishment of a sustainable society. Furthermore, he proposes such concepts as the Herman Daly Pyramid when questioning how economic growth and human happiness are linked, and is a leading proponent of pursuing a steady-state economy, rather than pure economic growth.

[Major Awards]
1992 Grawemeyer Award
1996 Right Livelihood Award, Heineken Prize
1999 Sophie Prize
2001 Leontief Prize
2002 Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic
2014 Blue Planet Prize

Video message from Herman E. Daly (External link)