Edmonton, Canada — Greenpeace has taken a dramatic step to expand its climate and energy campaign by opening an office in Edmonton to oppose tar sands in Alberta.
The arrival of Greenpeace in Alberta has already sparked widespread attention in the province. With foundation funding support, Greenpeace will hire at least one full time tar sands campaigner for the coming year. To kick things off, we are hitting the ground running with two talented and dedicated staffers on four-month contracts beginning in July. We welcome Mike Hudema and Geeta Sehgal to the Greenpeace team.
Mike is from Alberta, but currently on staff at San Francisco’s Global Exchange office, and will be returning to them after his sojourn with Greenpeace. Geeta has just graduated from law school at the University of Alberta, and has been active with a number of environmental and social change organizations.
I had a crazy idea, which I've passed along to Greenpeace Canada. I wonder if there is a way to setup a seperate donation system so that any proceeds go directly to this office? If that were possible, then maybe all the bloggers across Canada who are concerned could encourage donations to this particular cause. Good idea?