Nature always played a role in the life of donor Lori Williams. Family vacations were formative experiences for her that ingrained a respect and concern for nature. “My family spent lots of time on the water in the Gulf Islands. I also got to play at being a cowgirl in the Cariboo. Wherever I went, we were immersed in the beauty of nature. I took it for granted until I travelled as an adult and realized how special BC is.”
Lori had been involved with Ecojustice since the late 1990s when her friend Stewart Elgie who worked at then-named Sierra Legal Defense Fund convinced her to join the board of directors.
She feels that Ecojustice is an excellent advocate. “The environment needs a good lawyer, especially when officials we elect to protect it don’t do their job.” Lori likes that Ecojustice works on behalf of the environment both for existing laws to be enforced and for new and better laws to be enacted.
Threats to the survival of the Southern Resident Killer Whale population are of particular concern to Lori. She worries that the decision to allow Kinder Morgan to twin the pipeline from Alberta and increased ship traffic could be the death knell for this iconic species.
“The government must be made accountable for the whales’ protection and survival,” she says. “My donations to Ecojustice and my support on the board for cases to protect whales are what I can do to try to make a difference.”
Lori has gone one step further in supporting Ecojustice by leaving a gift in her will. “A legacy gift will allow Ecojustice to have the financial stability it will need in the future to continue its work. I am pleased to be able to do my part.”
To make a confidential call to learn more about how you can leave a gift in your will please contact Tess Conrad at 1.800.926.7744 ext 293.
Last updated: October 15, 2020