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Speak out against the Global Forest and Paper Summit! - Rally and Celebration to Protect Our Endangered Forests! PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:50
Endanged ForestsSpeak out against the Global Forest and Paper Summit! - Rally and Celebration to Protect Our Endangered Forests!

YOUR participation really counts!

Please join the rally on WED., JUNE 1, 12:00 noon (meet at Georgia and Cardero St) in Vancouver at the Global Forest and Paper Summit to defend BC's endangered forests and species, while hundreds of the CEO's of the world's largest logging companies meet at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. Numerous environmental groups are taking part in the rally, and the WCWC will be there too. If you're in Vancouver, please let Omi or Kate know you're coming (see below for contact details) so they know how many are coming. The WCWC in Victoria is organizing a contingent to head over as well - let us know if you need a ride. It'll just be a day trip (9 am ferry, back by evening). Contact Ken Wu, Cassbreea Savage, or Pearl Gottschalk at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 388-9292. If you have questions about the rally itself, contact Omi and Kate (below). Everyone counts - please come on down! --------------------- Please spread far and wide!

http://www.wildernesscommittee.org/

When: Wednesday, June 1st at 12:00 noon

Where: Meet at the corner of Cardero and Georgia

Rally is at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive

Why: Critical decisions about the future of the world's forests are being made behind closed doors. Together we will raise our voices for forest protection, not forest destruction.

Endangered Species Migration: Please come prepared to take part in mass action to save endangered species habitat. Join the spectacular image of over 100 salmon, owls, bears and caribou converging outside the conference location. If you'd like to be a caribou, wear brown or grey: we'll provide the rest! Enjoy musicians, speakers and performers. Bring your own noise-makers!

Concerned citizens from across North America are converging to celebrate and defend our remaining natural treasures and expose the hypocrisy of today's 'sustainable' corporate forest industry.

500 of the top forest executives from 27 countries, including over 60 CEOs and government representatives, are meeting in Vancouver from June 1-3 to discuss their "vision" for the next decade of the timber industry. Help send a strong message to the conference delegates that we have a better vision, a vision of true sustainability for forests, wildlife and people.

For more information or to get involved with the organizing committee, please contact:

Kate at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Omi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:50
 

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