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We want to send a loud and clear message to our leaders and to the whole country that British Columbians want these rare and irreplaceable ancient forest ecosystems protected and left intact. We are inviting individuals, organizations, small & large businesses, unions, faith communities, educators & educational institutions, scientists, artists & artistic community organizations to sign on to this initiative and contribute funds if you can (optional) and your names, messages and voices to newspaper ads--in the Times Colonist and the Globe & Mail to start, and in the States & UK once more funds are raised.
KEEP THEM STANDING. "We support protecting the remaining irreplaceable old growth forest ecosystems in British Columbia— for the long term benefit of ALL British Columbians, indigenous & non-indigenous, for the benefit of visitors to British Columbia, and for their key role in climate security & global health. They are a few of the truly wild places left on this earth and they sustain us ALL on many levels. We call on our leadership to provide conservation financing and economic alternatives for first nations and rural communities to ensure old growth is protected forever and no community is left behind.”
Thank you for Donations of all amounts! Your Shares make a huge difference too. We have been blessed with donations of $1000 and donations of $5. All are gratefully received.
Please contact us to include how you would like your business, organization, or individual name to appear in the ad, & a few details about yourself and where you live. If you have any prominent contacts who would like to learn more and sign on, please pass this on to them.
CALLING all people with ties to the forestry industry; faith communities; people in all levels of healthcare; scientists & academics; people in education, government, politics; writers, artists, performers, athletes; and businesses, who support a moratorium/ban on Old Growth logging in BC and a move to truly sustainable practices and alternate fibre sources to add their names onto a list to bust media stereotypes of protestors and show what a wide cross-section of citizens support the protection of the last old growth ecosystems.
Your names will be added to a growing list of people from all sectors and walks of life to be published in a full page ad in the Times Colonist (and other papers if we raise enough funds.)
Please look at the STATEMENT ABOVE and add your individual name, business name, or organization name and please ask other ordinary & prominent people to also email in their names. Pls Share this widely.
Email name, age if you wish, past or present occupations, other relevant descriptors & where you live to: [email redacted]
Put ADD ME in subject heading.)
With gratitude for the difference you are making,
Mary, Jason, Tamara, Karin, & everyone on the Old Growth Ads team
- Ian Gartshore
- carolann gneist
- John McCaig
- Dan McDonald
Fundraising team: Newspaper Ad- Voices of BC Citizens (4)
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