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Habitat Island Story

                            Rally’s Home
In the city of Vancouver, chaos and terror ran through the streets after a gang of mafia that goes by the name of NEMO (New Energy Making from Oxygen) overthrew the government of Canada. Their goal was to convert clean oxygen into oil, but this method came with a rapid rising of horrible amounts of pollution to mother earth herself. In a world where oil controls the economy, NEMO’s way of industrializing Canada bought fortune to the country. In response to NEMO the previous government of Canada decided to build a man-made island called Habitat Compensation Island out of materials such as 60, 000 cubic meters of rocks, cobble, gravel, boulders and sand. All of the materials were placed in shallow water and were planted with over 2000 native trees, plants, grasses and dead trees for birds to perch on. Deep layers of soil were added to provide nutrients for trees as well as fencing that was added around some trees to protect them from the beavers eating the bark. Construction of the island began in 2007 and finished in 2009. NEMO was angered at the creation of the island because they could not destroy the island so they had no other choice but to let the island be. Throughout the years the island began to attract a whole variation of species and wildlife.
Rally was just two months old at the time when her parents left her at Habitat Compensation Island; this island was considered the cleanest place of all Canada. Many of the few native species left in Canada grew on Habitat Island. Rally was raised by Victor, a kind beaver who discovered her under a tree that he was preparing to make into his home. With the help of Cecilia the silly duck, Katherine the jumpy Robin, and Jessi the tree frog, Rally began to adapt to her surroundings.
Rally learned to harvest native berries such as the Himalayan Blackberry and the salmonberry. She gathered aquatic plants like kelp for food from Victor and learned how to catch insects for protein from her friends Cecelia, Katherine and Jessi. She also lived under the large branches of the trees which hid her from the spontaneous elements of the weather. Her favorite tree to sleep under was the Douglas fir which had large pine needles.Another favorite was the Katsura tree or the Jack Pine tree.Other trees that she lived under were Speckled Alder trees and the Big Leaf Maple trees.Rally used the moss that was found around the island to weave a blanket and as bedding . She loved accessorizing her hair with plants like the Nootka rose and Red flowering currants which were pink and complimented her eye colour.
Every morning, she thanks the honey bees for pollinating her flowers and allowing her access to the delicious honey. Occasionally, she enjoys the taste of freshly caught crabs that she finds along the shore of the island. She also enjoys the fresh scent of Oregon Grape Holly, which is grinded into a paste to be used as herbal antibiotics.
Rally’s life was all joyful and most importantly peaceful, until the NEMOs dedicated a large amount of clean oxygen located in Habitat Island. They sent an army of troops to the island before extracting the pure air into an oil making machinery. Alarmed by this, Rally rallied up her friends and decided to spread awareness about environmental protection and reducing everyone’s carbon footprint by using the internet and propaganda posters. As weeks had passed by, people began to compost, recycle and even go as far as to protest against oil pipelines. As months had passed by people forgot about NEMO but those who remembered overthrew them for leaders who had a passion for the health of the people as well as the environment.

Rally eventually grew up and went to university to study environmental sustainability but she always put aside time to visit her friends and animal family on Habitat Island.


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