My name is Ashton, and I am Ecojustice’s donor relations coordinator. If you ever give us a phone call, chances are that I’ll be the one on the other end of the line!

Today is International Volunteer Day — a time to highlight the dedicated folks who give the gift of their time in service of Ecojustice’s mission. Working alongside our volunteers is one of the most enjoyable parts of my job. They are the unsung heroes who support all aspects of Ecojustice’s efforts to use the power of the law to protect people and the planet.

Most days we’re pretty busy fielding calls and connecting with generous supporters like you, but we also like to reserve some time to share our hopes and dreams for the environment.

My holiday wish, which I share with many of Ecojustice’s amazing volunteers, is for the federal government to renew its commitment to protect Canada’s wildlife and natural spaces.

These days, it seems like we have to fight twice as hard, for twice as long to protect the wildlife and natural spaces that make Canada so unique. Whether we’re working to defend endangered orcas in the Salish Sea or stand in solidarity with First Nations communities trying to protect Jumbo Pass from development, we know all too well that industry demands are pushing nature beyond its limits. And when governments fail to take the necessary steps to defend nature, Ecojustice will be there to hold them to account.

But we can’t do it alone. That’s why we’re counting on your support this holiday season. Your gift means we will have the resources we need go to court and give voice to nature when it’s under threat.

Will you help us?

Very warmly,

Ashton