Tara Cullis

Tara Cullis

  • Activist

An award-winning writer and former faculty member of Harvard University, Tara Cullis has been a key player in environmental movements in the Amazon, Southeast Asia, Japan and British Columbia. 

In 1990 Dr. Tara Cullis co-founded, with Dr. David Suzuki, The David Suzuki Foundation — to “collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.”  

Tara founded or co-founded nine other organizations before co-founding the David Suzuki Foundation. 

She was a founder of the Turning Point Initiative, now known as the Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative, which brought First Nations of British Columbia’s central and northern coasts into a historic alliance, protecting the ecology of the region known as the Great Bear Rainforest. 

Tara has been adopted and named by the Haida, Gitga’at, Heiltsuk and Nam’gis First Nations