While I am not an American, the results of the US election directly impact me. The air we breathe is shared with the entire planet; Canada shares many lakes and rivers with our Southern neighbours; the environment does not recognize borders.
Having as the leader of one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world a man who does not believe in climate change, who is going to pull out of the Paris agreement, approve pipelines and coal plants, and other unimaginable atrocities is hard to comprehend. Having a United States president who operates on fear and peddles sexism and racism is next to impossible for me to comprehend.
I was in tears this morning when I woke up to the news that this bullying, sexist, racist, climate-change-denier is President of the United States.
But this happened, and what do we do from here? It is crucial, now more than ever, that we stand up for the environment; stand up for all the animals, trees, oceans and environments that cannot stand up for themselves; stand up for all the women, men, and children who need our support and who are afraid.
Be a voice in your community. Fight for the environment, reduce your plastic consumption, invest in renewable energy, and do what you can do help protect the environment.