For our Tenth day of Christmas, we are happy to be donating to The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, (CPAWS).
CPAWS considers itself a pretty unique charitable organization, and for good reason. For over 50 years, not only has the society been dedicated to protecting and preserving Canadian ecosystems, it has also been the only charity in the whole country to be solely focused on this specific endeavor. During this time, CPAWS has played an important role in protecting over half a million square kilometers of public land, water, and parks… equivalent to a space roughly larger than the Yukon Territory.
Not only does the society pursue their mission of protecting at least half of Canada’s public wilderness to enjoy today, but their primary motivation has to do with the desire to give future generations ability to experience Canada’s vast and unique environment for decades to come. CPAWS specializes in the following main areas of conservation:
The CPAWS vision is highly dependent on Canada leading by example to preserve its land and water. It is home to 25% of the world’s remaining wilderness, so it has the most to maintain, but also the most to lose, putting us in a position to lead the way. CPAWS has 13 individual chapters spread out nationwide, linked by a common conservation strategy, but able to narrow each of their efforts to address specific regional issues.
Our receptionist and brand ambassador, Kayla Wagstaff, is very passionate about this cause and feels that the time to act is now, while the subject of climate change is a daily hot button issue in politics and the media. There needs to be a voice of strength and reason, and CPAWS has been volunteering to be that voice for over half a century. One of Kayla’s favorite quotes is by Alanis Obomsawin:
“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can't eat money.”
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