Salut! My name is Alison and I’m writing to you from Montreal. This is my first time contributing to a blog. I plan to take this wonderful opportunity to write about the two things I love most (cats and food) and tie them to one of the most important challenges of our generation (the well-being of our planet). When it comes to the environment, there is a great deal to discuss. And as a first-year math and economics major at McGill University, environmentalism is not my forte. While I am confident that global warming is not a Chinese hoax (sorry Mr. Trump), there is a lot that I am unaware of and would like to learn more about. So over the next week, I look forward to researching some topics that interest me (and hopefully some of you too!) and sharing my findings with you. Please enjoy!