Christina Di Carlo
My name is Christina Di Carlo and my pronouns are she/her. I am presently located in Ottawa, however i call Windsor, Ontario home; the traditional land of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations and honoured by the Wampum treaties, created to peacefully share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. I am fortunate to be afforded the time to volunteer my efforts in advocacy work, and I intentionally chose to dedicate this privileged time to climate justice given the need and urgency. I am a white, third generation immigrant, and I recognize that the work that I produce is inevitably biased by my identity and experiences. I am committed to learning, unlearning, and relearning broadly to minimize the impact that this bias has on my contributions, and will continue to seek knowledge and encourage open dialogue to ensure that the resources we create represent the true nature of climate justice issues. I do not intend to speak on behalf of underserved communities, but will use my voice to bring attention to matters that disproportionally affect communities, lands, and people. My goal as an ally is to reduce environmental injustices through encouraging climate action and demanding political accountability. I believe that to achieve this, it is important to disseminate knowledge, share stories, and identify calls to action for individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.
With the incredible diversity amongst youth across what is presently Canada, we all share a common goal in securing a liveable future. ‘The Dish With One Spoon’ treaty is a testament to the perspective that we all share the same land, leaving it our collective responsibility to ensure this dish is never empty through respecting, honouring, and protecting the land and all life that it is home to.