Ashley Callingbull Joins Greenpeace Campaign Against Shell's Planned Arctic Drilling
Ashley Callingbull, Enoch Cree, has joined an online effort by Greenpeace to call attention to the potential dangers of Shell's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic.
The project is called Arctic Rising, and participants earn points based on creative contributions to the effort and their success in recruiting other concerned netizens to the cause through social media.
Friends of Callingbull, the Blackstone actress, model and recent competitor in the Miss World Canada pageant, recently received the following from her in an e-mail:
I am currently raising awareness for (Save The Arctic) for Greenpeace. The page is called Arctic Rising.
The pristine and beautiful Arctic: Shell wants to exploit it for oil. We want it protected.
This summer Shell wants to start drilling in the melting Arctic waters. We have to stop them.
Drilling in this fragile ecosystem—home to the polar bear, narwhal, Arctic fox and other iconic species—is unacceptable. A spill or accident in these waters would be disastrous and the harsh conditions would make responding to such a disaster almost impossible.
Demand Shell stop their plans to put the fragile Arctic and its biodiversity at risk.
Callingbull is part of the Polar Bear Collective (one of five groups on the site) and as of this writing has 124 points—enough to advance to the second level ("young") and 77 points shy of the third tier ("adult"). Out of 892,000 who've signed up, Callingbull is ranked 162; when the total number of signups reaches 1,000,000 the person with the most points will win the chance to accompany a Greenpeace expedition to the Arctic and North Pole.
If you're interested in learning more about Arctic Rising and possibly supporting Callingbull, visit her profile on the site at http://rising.savethearctic.org/en/polar-bear/4ff226541ce5e200010004d7.
Earlier this year, actress Lucy Lawless joined Greenpeace in occupying a Shell drilling ship that was docked in Auckland, New Zealand.
Callingbull also included a link to this Greenpeace UK video in her e-mail: