VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) - The Wilderness Committee has launched a viral video decrying Metro Vancouver's proposal to build a new garbage incinerator as part of the proposed regional waste management plan.
The video "Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Breath" takes a quirky look at how Metro Vancouver staff have been pushing waste incineration onto the general public, and pokes fun at flaws in their research and claims. The video also encourages viewers to take action, and directs them to the campaign website ZeroWasteBC.org where they can send a personal message that will be forwarded to elected city councilors on the board of Metro Vancouver and to Barry Penner, BC's Minister of the Environment.
"This video takes a lighthearted approach to a serious topic in order to help spread the word and make people take an interest in speaking out against this crazy plan to burn Metro Vancouver's garbage," said Ben West, Healthy Communities Campaigner for the Wilderness Committee.
"Proponents of waste incineration are big corporations that will say almost anything to get these multi-million dollar contracts so we need to get creative to stand up for public health and the environment," said West.
"Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Breath" is now available online and can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fSg5JqWR0I
The Wilderness Committee is Canada's largest membership-based, citizen-funded wilderness preservation organization. We work for the preservation of Canadian and international wilderness through research and grassroots education. The Wilderness Committee works on the ground to achieve ecologically sustainable communities. We work only through lawful means.