Get the Shell Out Banner at Picnurbia
August 29th, 2011
This summer, Vancouver’s hottest lunch spot isn’t a new café or restaurant, its Picnurbia, an urban “beach” in the middle of the downtown core. With hundreds of people stopping by every day, Picnurbia a perfect place to display the banner and highlight the growing opposition to Shell’s plans to frack in the Sacred Headwaters.
Last week, a curious crowd formed around the banner as soon as we rolled it out and the response was incredible. ForestEthics staff and volunteers answered scores of questions and handed out dozens of “Get The Shell Out of the Sacred Headwaters” postcards. One woman's question captured the spirit of the day: "57,000 people said no and they still want to do it? Where do I sign?"
We met people who lived on the Nass, downstream from the Sacred Headwaters and all over B.C., and tourists from all around the world. Wherever they were from, people agreed that the Sacred Headwaters are too precious to frack up!