uOttawa Environmental Law graduate is going to bike across the continent for his environmental cause

Friday, May 27, 2011

Photo Credit: Rosa Kouri

When I saw this story, I had to share it!

Help Gavin Smith bike across the continent for Ecojustice! After finishing his law degree at the University of Ottawa, Gavin is biking across Ontario and eight American states to his grandmother’s home on the Pacific coast in Oceanside, Oregon. There he will meet his family and catch a ride back to Vancouver, where he begins his articling position with Ecojustice founding lawyer Gregory McDade.

Wondering how a trip through both Canada and the United States relates to Ecojustice? It does in many ways. One is that Ecojustice feels we need to support the generosity and dedication of supporters like Gavin. Beyond this, Ecojustice is increasingly involved in cross border issues. From our international success standing up for the Flathead Valley, to our efforts to stem global warming by reducing black carbon, we recognize that global environmental problems need globally minded people - and solutions.

Gavin has committed years of work to Ecojustice - as a volunteer, a law student in the uOttawa-Ecojustice Clinic, and as an intern. He believes strongly in Ecojustice’s work and hopes that his journey will help raise funds and awareness for Ecojustice’s important role in strengthening Canada’s environmental protection regime.

- brigitte

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