3. IN WHITEHORSE, YT
3. IN THE UNITED STATES
3. IN CANADA
WRITE TO YOUR POLITICIANS

BUY THE FILM ($20)
from the National Film Board (NFB) or buy one directly at Mountain
Equipment Co-op (MEC) + schedule a showing in your home, school, library, neighbourhood, town or city. The goal is for every Canadian and American to see this film, come to this website + write!

Read Robert Redford’s message.

Read the Top 10 Distortions By American Politicians about Drilling in the Refuge

   
Dear Friend,

After 20 years of trying, the Bush administration has the representation it needs in both the U.S. Senate and House of Congress to approve oil and gas drilliing in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Bush administration and its oil industry backers swear this is the oil that will free America from its dependence on foreign oil. In reality, scientists estimate a 6-month supply that won't hit the markets for at least 10 years. The Refuge has become the symbol of a battle to access all America's protected wild lands. Unfortunately, the caribou, Canadians and Americans will pay the price because this is precisely the strip of land that has been the calving grounds for the 120,000-member Porcupine Caribou Herd, for 27,000 years. This narrow and irreplaceable ribbon of land provides the perfect balance of abundant food and protection from predators that creates the ideal place to calve. Will 2005 be the year this changes forever?

1. ORDER A COPY OF BEING CARIBOU

a. If you organize a community screening, contact Jane Gutteridge of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) for a loaner copy and posters at j.gutteridge@nfb.ca
b. Phone your library to reserve. Click here to see if your library has it.

2. SCHEDULE A SCREENING

in your home, school, library, coffee shop, hall, theatre, etc. Book the venue and spread the word.

A. For a screening in your home, INVITE friends and family.

i. Download our What You Can Do flyer to make it easy for people to go home +
TAKE ACTION at www.beingcaribou.com.
Remind them.
ii. make lots of popcorn.

B. For a public screening BOOK A VENUE in a school, library, coffee shop, community hall, theatre or other public venue:

i. Put free notices in your newspapers' Coming Events section
ii. Send a free notice (Public Service Announcement or PSA) to radio stations and newspaper editors (in case they want to do a story -- in which case, tell them to call us at 867.393.4440 for interviews).
iii. Send an email or call your local environmental organizations to let
them know and ask them to tell their membership
iv. Send an email or call your local political representatives to invite them to attend

See below for a description of the film for Public Service Announcements, Coming Events, Email Invitations, etc.

v. Contact Being Caribou leanne(at)beingcaribou.com for
posters to put in coffee shops, schools, libraries + around town
(download our sample poster)
vi. Download our What You Can Do flyer to make it easy for people to go home +
TAKE ACTION at www.beingcaribou.com.
Remind them.
vii. Ask people to send letters to their national politicians and Letters to
the Editors.

Description of the film for Public Service Announcements, Coming Events, Email Invitations, etc.:

From April 8-September 8, 2003, filmmaker Leanne Allison and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer migrated on foot with the caribou herd, to see for themselves if the calving grounds are important to the survival of the herd. Being Caribou was the name of the expedition. Now it is the name of the intimate, funny, informative, compelling and award-winning film we are asking you to watch.

Being Caribou has now won 10 awards at film festivals across Canada, and screened on the CBC’s national program The Nature of Things, on June 2 and 9, 2005.

WRITE TO YOUR POLITICIANS

BUY THE FILM
from the NFB, MEC or call Erica at 393-4440. Send it to someone you know in the United States or elsewhere in Canada. Tell them to visit this website to TAKE ACTION.

_____________________

Thanks for the March 30 demonstration! Over 300 people attended and we made a splash in news across the country and in Alaska.

An Arctic Refuge Fact Sheet insert in the Yukon News June 3 and on the streets, with the facts about Drilling in the Refuge.

Stay tuned for a fundraiser concert with Matthew Lien and a final, big screen, big sound show of Being Caribou and Malkolm the Birder Boy.

Visit us at the EnviroFair at Shipyards Park on June 10. We’ll have Being Caribou, t-shirts, bumpers stickers, and Bean Caribou coffee for sale.

Contact: allison(at)beingcaribou.com or Leanne at 403.609.4173
if you have any ideas.

1. ORDER A FILM 2. SCHEDULE A SCREENING 3. WRITE A LETTER
Write your Senator!
The Senate home page.

Write your Congressperson!
The House home page.

BUY THE FILM ($20)
from the National Film Board (NFB) or buy one directly at Mountain
Equipment Co-op (MEC) + schedule a showing in your home, school, library, neighbourhood, town or city. The goal is for every Canadian and American to see this film, come to this website + write!