Hello, Bonjour, my name is Rachel Howlett and my pronouns are she/her. I am from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, which is the traditional land of the Mi’kmaq known as Mi’kmaki in the region of Sipekni’katik. The Mi’kmaq Nation is part of the Wabanaki Confederacy, which includes land from what is now known as Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Maine. Throughout my writing, I do not intend to speak on behalf of BIPOC communities. I am speaking from a position of privilege as a cis-gendered, heterosexual and neurotypical white settler and I want to acknowledge that intersectionality is essential in every topic in order to fully address the injustices of the world we live in. My goal as an ally is to reduce environmental injustices through encouraging climate action and demanding political accountability.