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Women In Contemporary Canada Week #9 Discussion For this week's discussion, write a short biography of a woman who has played or currently plays an important role in environmental issues in Canada. Who was or is this woman? What is or was her role or occupation? What impact has she made on environmental issues and concerns in Canada? Feel free to incorporate social media information and other sources on this woman as part of your posting. Nicole Bielawska post Respond to this post in about 150 words A woman that played a role in environmental issues in Canada is Margaret Atwood. Margaret Atwood was born November 18, 1939, in Ottawa, Ontario. She began writing by the age of 5 and pursued this passion into school. She attended the University of Toronto and received her master's degree in English literature from Radcliffe College in Cambridge Massachusetts. Margaret Atwood became a poetry and novel write, some of her best-known works being The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin. Along with being an amazing writer Margaret Atwood was also an advocate for environmental issues, often speaking about different environmental issues that affect the general public. During the PEN Congress in Tokyo in 2010 Margaret Atwood stated "the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat" she related this statement to literature by explaining how without the sustainment of the environment, we as humans would not exist, therefore literature would not exist either. This was a major impact for Margaret and had many people looking into certain environmental issues. Margaret views the environment as crucial for our well being, advocating for our health one step at a time will lead to change. In a poem she wrote called The City Planners there is a line she wrote "when the houses, capsized, will slide obliquely into the clay seas, gradual as glaciers that right now nobody notices". This line in the poem should be read by everyone. The more we ruin our environment or earth itself, the less our quality of life will go down. In conclusion, Margaret Atwood was a big trailblazer for environmental issues in Canada and often spoke about them publicly, advocating for change. She
had also included environmental issues in her literature to adhere to different set of public. References Atwood, M. (2022, April 19). Margaret Atwood on literature and the environment. Penguin Books UK. Retrieved March 15, 2023, from  https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2022/04/margaret-atwood-extract- literature-environment-essay The city planners. Best Poems. (2015, May 2). Retrieved March 15, 2023, from  https://www.best-poems.net/margaret_atwood/the_city_planners.html Encyclopedia Britannica, inc. (2023, March 7). Margaret Atwood. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved March 15, 2023, from  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Margaret-Atwood Tamás, R. (2020, November 16). Dearly by Margaret Atwood Features Poems of natural collapse and trite endings. inews.co.uk. Retrieved March 15, 2023, from  https://inews.co.uk/culture/books/dearly-margaret-atwood-review- poetry-climate-change-755291  
Victoria Rasetta Respond to this post in about 150 words The woman I chose for this week's discussion is a truly wonderful and inspiring individual and her name is Alison Woodley. Alison earned her BSc in Forestry and an MA in Geography (IUCN, 2021). She resides in Chelsea, Quebec where she enjoys being surrounded by the nature in which she protects (IUCN, 2021). What makes Alison so special is that she was an advocate for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) (IUCN, 2021) until she became the manager, which she continues to be today (Woodley & Poulton, 2008). According to Woodley and Poulton (2008), "CPAWS is a national non-governmental conservation organization that has focused on parks and protected areas since 1963" (para 1). Alison has more than 30 years work experience with protection of the wilderness, 14 years being with CPAWS (One Earth, 2023). Alison is extremely important because she takes part in leading CPAWS campaigns (funds that protect the wilderness). For example, she managed to get the government to invest $1.3 billion in a campaign protecting the wilderness back in 2018 (IUCN, 2021). Additionally, Alison was also assigned the role of National Advisory Panel where she became responsible for giving recommendations on how Canada could achieve the commitment of protecting at least 17% of the land and freshwaters by 2020 (IUCN, 2021). Her suggestions were very beneficial as she is currently working on making her promise to help Canada protect no less than 30% of the lands and oceans by the year 2030 which is doubling the protection levels they have now (CACOR, 2023). Alisons hard work and dedication is very inspiring as she took her love for nature and decided to dedicate her life to it, making a positive change for the wilderness as a whole. She is proof that your love for something can become your job as long as you work for it. Discussion question:  have you ever enjoyed something so much that it became more than just a hobby? References CACOR. (2023.).  Alison Woodley | We can't wait! Delivering on Canada's land and ocean protection commitments | CACOR Zoom Presentation 2023-01- 25.  https://canadiancor.com/event/alison-woodley-we-cant-wait-delivering-on-canadas-land- and-ocean-protection-commitments-cacor-zoom-presentation-2023-01-25/ IUCN. (2021).  Speaker Alison Woodley . IUCN World Conservation Congress. https://www.iucncongress2020.org/programme/speakers/alison-woodley#:~:text=Alison %20Woodley%20is%20a%20Senior,on%20Beyond%20the%20Aichi%20Targets. One Earth. (2023). Alison Woodley. Retrieved from https://www.oneearth.org/contributor/alison-woodley/#:~:text=National%20Conservation %20Director%20of%20the,including%2014%20years%20with%20CPAWS. Woodley, A., & Poulton, D. W. (2008).  The role of environmental non-governmental 
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