Our Breaking Ground: Women, Oil & Climate Change delegation officially kicks off today, October 9, and we’re flying high – literally!! Follow us online from October 9-16 as the Nobel Women’s Initiative travels to the oil sands of Alberta and into British Columbia along the proposed route of the Northern Gateway Pipeline.
Led by Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams, the delegation is interested in learning about the impact of oil sands expansion and related tanker and pipeline projects on women and their communities – perspectives rarely taken into account by decision makers.
Yesterday, members of our team had a rare opportunity to view the oil sands from the sky. Check out our Flickr galleries to see the shocking aerials! Plus, stay tuned on our Twitter,Facebook, Blog, Flickr, and Instagram (@nobelwomen #breakingground) as we tweet, blog, post, and share photo stories from both industry and women grassroots and Indigenous leaders along the way.
Why Women, Oil & Climate Change? Click here for a video message from Jody Williams.
Upcoming delegation highlights include:
– Meetings with high level decision makers
– A tour of a Suncor oil sands worksite
– Meetings with women grassroots and Indigenous leaders
By listening, learning, and amplifying women’s voices, we hope to engage new audiences on the impacts of oil sands expansion and the effects on climate change. We will bring the calls of women on the ground to decision makers in Canada, the United States, and around the world.
PS – Did you know? The Alberta oil sands cover an area larger than the size of Greece! Find more oil sands facts on our blog, including the social and health impacts of ‘the world’s largest industrial project.’