CP #4 Eco-Identity

My creative journal represents a variety of environments that have influenced my eco-identity. For as long as I can remember, I have always had positive views of the outdoors, and some of my best memories have come from these special places. Analyzing my past experiences now has allowed me to further develop my understanding of … More CP #4 Eco-Identity

“In The Middle of Things” Meta-Reflection

While looking back and analyzing my previous writings and perspectives, one view of mine that has grown throughout the semester is my understanding of how significant of a role history plays in the environment. What first made me think about the history of particular environments is when Curthoy, Cuthburtson, and Clark stated, “[History] is our … More “In The Middle of Things” Meta-Reflection

Studying Colonial History vs. Studying a History of Colonialism

Reflecting back on my schooling, and how I was taught about the history of our environment in regards to colonialism, I realize I was never really exposed to this topic until my grade 10 Native Studies class. It was in this class that I critically analyzed and explored this topic and learned about the serious … More Studying Colonial History vs. Studying a History of Colonialism

Ecoliteracy Braid

When I was brainstorming ideas for my Ecoliteracy poem, I found myself inspired by David Orr’s words when he states, “…the planet does not need more successful people, but it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind” (pg.12). This quote instantly reminded me of my young neighbour, Braxton, who … More Ecoliteracy Braid

Ecoliteracy Poem

I’ve watched you slowly grow, Everyday more curious than the last With eyes so big, you see everything the world has to offer Sunlight excites you, playing in the leafs thrills you, and the sight of other creatures leaves you in awe You try to count all the stars, you wake up in the middle … More Ecoliteracy Poem