Saving our Planet

Trip Start May 07, 2004
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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

My job rocks and I'd love for any reader to help me save the planet by simply clicking here.

We worked pretty hard on this and we need your help urgently. I believe in the whole mission to, you know, save the planet, which is why I am posting this here. Plus, truly, it'll take about 20 seconds of your time.

Yes, it is a petition. 20 seconds. Go to www.DoNotDrill.ca.


We're doing everything we can to stop the US Senate from passing a bill on September 16th.

If the bill passes, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), a globally significant ecosystem that is currently protected, will be opened up for drilling.

WWF and many other Environmental NGOs have been fighting to save ANWR for more than 25 years. So far it has been saved each time; however, we only have to lose once and drilling will begin.

What's so ridiculous is that it will take 10-30 years to get oil flowing from ANWR, and it will only provide MAXIMUM a year's worth of the US oil demand. This has been proven time and time again by many different organizations including the US Geological Studies.

An easy thing for Canadians to do is to put pressure on our Prime Minister, and ask Martin to voice his opposition to this bill (which he has done, but passively), and to encourage our Ambassador in Washington to personally meet with the 7 Senators who are the swing votes.

Yup, it's that close. While it seems like a no-brainer, this item has been packaged into a bill with other key issues that these Senators will want to vote for. We need to change that.

Creatively and politically, this is one of our biggest and most controversial campaigns ever, and I'm pretty proud of us. You can find out more and see our TV ad (which we think is totally rad) on the site, as well as some of the creative that will be in newspapers, magazines and subway stations across Canada.

We are sending weekly emails to the PM showing him how many we've got. WWF's current President, Mike Russill and our President Emeritus, Monte Hummel will be going to Ottawa and Washington with these petitions closer to the day of the vote.

So far we've had more than 8,000 signatures, but our goal is more than 40,000 - the number of caribou calves born in ANWR each spring.

Please go to www.DoNotDrill.ca and sign the petition. If you could also send it to some of your friends/contacts/family, it would be greatly appreciated. Even if you're not Canadian, your voice will count.

In other news, since I haven't talked to many of you in months and months and months, I'm well. I drove my friend across Canada last week and might post a travelpod at this pod if I ever sit down for more than 20 seconds.

I would love to hear how y'all are doing though, so please stay in better touch than I do.

Thanks everyone!
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