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How We “Get the Shell Out” of Our Wild Salmon Rivers

How We “Get the Shell Out” of Our Wild Salmon Rivers

 

Care2 members are amazing. You helped ForestEthics generate over 57,500 postcards online to make sure Shell understands that we want to protect our wild salmon rivers and “Get the Shell Out” of the Sacred Headwaters for good. And now Sacred Headwaters campaigner Karen Tam Wu is putting those messages to work.

She created a massive banner for Shell — covered with your names and messages — that stretches as high as a five-story building.


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The banner will tour British Columbia and culminate in a delivery right to Shell’s headquarters. They’ll be hearing about us all summer, and they’re going to understand that we want them out of the Sacred Headwaters for good!

Some of the poignant personal comments on the banner include:

“We all live downstream” – Ann, Indiana
“The whole world is watching” – Emard, British Columbia
“My heart sinks thinking about you destroying the goodness of our earth in our Sacred Headwaters. Won’t let you get away with it!” - Howard, Nevada
“We need salmon more than we need you” - Laura, Washington

Your messages were unveiled at the Kispiox Music Festival first, where communities that would be directly affected by Shell’s proposed development gather every summer. They were moved and inspired that so many from around the world are standing up with them against Shell’s destructive actions.

Shell’s already got three wells in the Sacred Headwaters to begin to ‘frack’ for natural gas, and they plan to put in thousands more. Fracking has contaminated water so badly in some regions in Canada and the US that drinking water can be lit on fire. In addition, the drilling project will smother salmon, endangering caribou, grizzlies and moose, and contaminate the entire freshwater supply in the region. Thank you for all you’ve done to help us stop them.

Check ForestEthics website for updates as the tour progresses, or keep an eye on our Facebook page. And, while you’re there, “like” our page!

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Hilary Stamper is the Online Communications Manager for ForestEthics and a contributing blogger to Care2.

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3:18AM PST on Dec 24, 2012

GREAT, hope it lasts! Merry Christmas to you and all you love!

1:00AM PST on Dec 23, 2012

was truly wonderful!

7:59AM PDT on Sep 8, 2011

We were able to share the banner with your names and messages throughout British Columbia this summer. Check out the Banner Tour at: gettheshellout.org. I'll be delivering the banner to Shell's president, Lorraine Mitchelmore, this week. Stay tuned.

1:56PM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

Gotta love Care2 and its excellent community organization!

5:23PM PDT on Aug 7, 2011

Thank you Karen!!

5:24AM PDT on Aug 7, 2011

great!!

7:51PM PDT on Aug 6, 2011

I am concerned for all life in waters and on land not because I fear for myself for contamination via the consumption of the animals who live there, as I am a vegetarian, but, because I am pro-NATURE and against the harming of her and all life forms she protects. I know that there is anxiety when any life form experiences anything that is not natural. We must stop thinking only of how things might affect us and think of how we affect other lives!

2:42AM PDT on Aug 6, 2011

Obrigado.

2:40AM PDT on Aug 6, 2011

Obrigado.

10:13AM PDT on Aug 5, 2011

Thank you all for caring about our planet. Just by reading you're contributing more than many folks do. It means a lot to our team that people cheer on our work.

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