Maddy, Edmonton: Activity 1

Oct 10, 2019 by Maddy

To me biodiversity means being able to go outside and see a wild variety of species all around. It’s already hard enough seeing biodiversity in the city, and it’ll only get worse if we don’t start protecting the species we have left. 

The biggest obstacle I face when wanting to make a change is how people react. I never thought I would get so much push back from simply saying “climate change will ruin the planet”. I’ve had so many people ask me “oh yeah? And what are you doing to fix it?” It’s so frustrating not have people believe in your efforts, that sometimes I don’t think it’s even worth it. 

Humanity cannot forget our history and how it led up to where we are now. People think that because we have been industrializing for hundreds of years that we can continue to do so, but that’s not the case. Personally, I am of the opinion that we need to see the flaws in our history and use that as a basis for what not to do. Yes, oil and gas worked for a very long time, but now it’s not sustainable and harmful, so we need to stop looking at the past like a glorious time with all the answers, and see it for the flawed time that it is. 

I live on treaty six territory, traditional territory of the Plains Cree, Métis, and Cree peoples.

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