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The tar sands. A drama of epic proportions that  we'll tell story by story over one year.
The tar sands. A drama of epic proportions that we'll tell story by story over one year.
741 backers pledged CA$ 53,040 to help bring this project to life.
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    ENORMOUS THANKS. We have your dollar. You have our love. We will stay in touch with you through the year and share exciting milestones.

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    We give you a big shout out on our twitter feed and we hope you inspire others to give $5, too. Just think, if all of our 27,000 twitter followers gave $5, what a wonderful thing that would be. So many shout outs, so much love.

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    For the price of a movie ticket, help us create stories that capture the depth and complexity of this epic drama. We’ll send you an email with our favourite quotes about the power of storytelling. It will include three tips on how to write a great story. We'll also give you a big shout out on social media.

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    A signed paperback copy of "Extract: The Pipeline Wars, Vol. 1 Enbridge."

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    What a great conversation starter whether you're in Manhattan or Regina! Wear it proudly across your chest! Tar Sands Reporting Project T-shirt.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About US$ 57

    What's your story? You will receive a call from a Vancouver Observer reporter who will interview you about what your hopes and dreams are for the energy future. We'll talk with you about what you think about when you fuel up your car, or see a catastrophic storm or imagine the future. You get our T-shirt, too.

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About US$ 152

    You will be listed on credits at end of all the short videos VO produces as part of The Tar Sands Reporting project. You get a T-shirt and a book.

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    Pledge CA$ 350 or more About US$ 266

    You will receive all previous rewards plus a limited edition poster by Zack Embree from the 2013 Healing Walk in Fort McMurray. You get a T-shirt, too.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About US$ 380

    An iconic photograph of the Spirit Bear that inhabits the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia will be your reward. You also get Tar Sands Reporting Project T-shirt, 1 signed book, and special mention on our "Tar Sands Reporting Project Supporters" page.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About US$ 759

    Become a VO environment reporter co-pilot. You'll get the chance to be a guest editor, joining our team on an assignment and helping us shape a story from the very start.

    For those who don't have time to jump into the co-pilot seat here is your alternate reward: you get a short (100-200 word) article on the Vancouver Observer profiling you or your business or your favourite non profit organization.

    Everybody at this level gets an iconic photograph of the Spirit Bear that inhabits the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Tar Sands Reporting Project T-shirt, 2 signed books.

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    Pledge CA$ 2,000 or more About US$ 1,517

    Spend a day with the "Tar Sands Reporting Project" team, as we interview a local experts and a prominent environmentalist about the economic pros and cons of projects. End the day as our guest at dinner with our team. Or, you get a medium-sized (500 word) article on the Vancouver Observer profiling you or your business or your favourite non profit organization. You can also use this text on your website or however you wish, after we publish it. You also get a photograph of the Spirit Bear, 2 signed books, and 2 T-shirts.

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    Pledge CA$ 5,000 or more About US$ 3,791

    For your INCREDIBLE generosity, join VO editor-in-chief Linda Solomon Wood on a trip to Fort McMurray to view the Alberta tar sands by air. We'll have plenty of time to talk over what we're seeing. Plus, you will receive all previous rewards. Travel to Ft. Mac and hotel at your expense. Coordinating schedules, we will make this happen before the end of 2014. You also get a photograph of the Spirit Bear, a 2013 Healing Walk poster, 2 signed books, and 4 T-shirts.

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    Pledge CA$ 8,000 or more About US$ 6,065

    You become a Tar Sands Reporting Project Angel. Linda Solomon will come to your university, radio station, or business to talk about politics, government, media, and The Tar Sands Reporting Project. Plan a day of speeches, guest lectures, student gatherings, etc. (Travel and lodging additional. Subject to conflict-of-interest evaluation.)

    You also get a photograph of the Spirit Bear, a 2013 Healing Walk poster, 2 signed books, and 4 T-shirts.

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