I am Ryan and I live in Edmonton, Alberta. Here is my story and how I am doing my part to help fight climate change.
I'm a runner. I run half marathons and do runs for causes like breast cancer. I graduated from Strathcona High School and participated in their bike-a-thons they do every year for a cause. I was also on their cross country swim and track teams.
Our world and our lives are in need of immediate change. Climate change having a negative impact on our world. Scientists say it is caused by greenhouse gas emissions from our day-to-day activities. Our wildlife species and plants are being affected by it and we are too.
When I came upon these issues, I could see the negative impacts of climate change. We must do something to help and change the way we live and have better lives and keep our world livable and clean. My life and everyone's lives depend on it. I would like to do something that could help make a big positive impact that would change our lives and our world so we can have a brighter future.
That's why on Tuesday April 24, 2018, my coworker Sam Garvey (pictured below) and I will be running a half marathon around Edmonton to raise funds for the Wilderness Committee (who will help fight to save the bees and protect the wildlife), Greenpeace Canada and Sierra Club Canada Foundation (who will help fight climate change and protect the environment by convincing governments to invest in more green and reliable resources) and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (to help improve the lives of hockey players and the game of hockey in Edmonton).