My name is Mike. I’m dad to two spirited boys who cannot wait to grow up. That’s why climate change and what it means for their future keeps me up at night.
My background is in finance. There is a good analogy in financial conservatism for our climate crisis. For decades, wealthier nations — including Canada — have lived beyond their means. Huge debt in the form of climate-warming carbon pollution has accumulated. And now we have a responsibility to our children and grandchildren to pay down this enormous carbon debt.
The law, Ecojustice, and people like you and me all have an important role to play in ushering in climate solutions. Ecojustice uses the law, one of our society’s most powerful tools, to catalyze policy change and hold governments and polluters to account when they fail to protect our health, safety, and well-being.
These battles can take years. More often than not, Ecojustice lawyers are outnumbered three-to-one in the courtroom. But you and I can help even the playing field by donating to Ecojustice.
I was Ecojustice’s treasurer during the Harper administration, when there was utter disregard for environmental issues. What struck me then was that Ecojustice never backs down from a big challenge.
Years later, there is still no other organization I trust more to defend our children’s future from the threat of climate change.
Last updated: April 23, 2019