By David F. Rooney
The Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild (RCRW) project that proposes to capture pregnant caribou cows and guard them until they deliver their calves needs your help to propel it into first place for a major grant from Shell Canada.
You can help the RCRW project by going online and voting for it to receive the $100,000 first-place prize. If you purchase gas from Shell you can also enter the following bonus code, io9-Eob89 , at http://fuellingchange.com to win 100 votes for the project, RCRW organizers said in a Tweet Monday afternoon.
The bonus-code promotion ends at 11:59 am this Friday and the project needs just 5,000 votes to help it along in its campaign to win the $100,000 first place grant from Shell’s FuellingChange program. Please click on the link and vote for the RCRW’s project ’cause they can’t win it unless we all help them. And, no, this doesn’t mean we have to start fuelling up at the Shell station. The giant oil company describes its new program this way:
“Shell’s FuellingChange is a new and exciting program from Shell Canada. Supporting environmental projects and organizations selected by voters, Shell will grant a total of $2 million annually to projects that improve and restore Canada’s environment.
“FuellingChange empowers Canadians to make a difference by supporting projects that matter most. Vote for your favourite projects from three areas – Land, Air and Water. The projects with the most votes at the end of each cycle will receive grants in the amounts of $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000.”
The RCRW program is now in second place for one of the $100,000 grants and needs about 5,000 votes to win.
You’ll have to register at Shell’s FuellingChange website in order to vote, but that’s a tiny inconvenience if it results in enough votes for RCRW to win the big money. The winning programs will be announced in the spring.
You can help save the mountain caribou.