Carla’s support of environmental justice began with her late husband, Leonard, whose love of Canada’s vast wilderness continues to inspire her.
“After a life that both my husband and I spent largely in big cities, our appreciation of nature came later as we made the decision to live in the countryside. Being part of the ‘back to the land’ movement of the 70’s opened our eyes to the joys of living on ten acres, surrounded by greenery and animals,” Carla said.
“After taking care of my family, I wanted to help take care of the world they are going to live in so I arranged for a bequest to Ecojustice in my will. It was a straightforward and natural progression from my annual donations. I asked my lawyer to include a gift in my will and spoke to someone from Ecojustice Canada Society to make sure I had the correct legal information such as name and clause.”
Carla is particularly concerned about the development of Alberta tar sands and cares deeply for the preservation of B.C.’s pristine wilderness.