The Sierra Club Nanaimo is building a three-dimensional petition in support of an oil-free coast and healthy clean energy options for Vancouver Island communities.
The club invites the public to take part in a communal effort to fold 1,000 paper cranes as part of its Folding in Clean Energy initiative Thursday (Oct. 25) at the Wellington Library on Barons Road.
People are encouraged to drop in between 6-8 p.m. to fold an origami crane, learn about clean energy and collectively voice their hopes for a better future through a visual demonstration of their wishes.
In Japanese tradition, origami cranes represent a wish or intention for health and well-being.
The cranes will be mounted on a canvas depicting B.C.’s coastline and presented to local governments encouraging elected representatives to oppose pipeline and supertanker expansion in B.C.’s coastal waters and work toward clean energy solutions.
“B.C.’s economy and environment are threatened by two pipeline and oil tanker projects – Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion,” said Rachelle Stein-Wotten of the Sierra Club Nanaimo. “Instead of contributing further to climate change, B.C. can become a leader in and model for a clean energy economy and create valuable jobs without harming our natural treasures.”
For more information on Folding in Clean Energy and the Sierra Club Nanaimo, please visit their website at www.sierraclub.bc.ca/nanaimo.