Customers vote, Shell donates. $1 million awarded to environmental projects.
[Revelstoke, British Columbia] – Today, Shell Canada will award $1 million to Canadian environmental projects, chosen by its customers. Through the Shell FuellingChange™ Program customers are invited to make any purchases at Shell service stations throughout Canada, collect Shell purchase receipts with voting codes, and vote for their favourite environmental projects on FuellingChange.com. To date, 8.4 million votes have been cast by customers!
“The great thing about FuellingChange is that it empowers environmental and not-for-profit organizations to reach out to Canadians and get them involved in building a sustainable future,” said Shell Canada’s president and country chair, Lorraine Mitchelmore. “FuellingChange is about being proactive and discovering what environmental projects our customers care about.”
Environmental projects pre-selected to participate in the FuellingChange program are eligible to receive funding at three different grant levels: $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000. In addition, those organizations not successful in the voting process receive $10,000 for their project. A total of 31 projects will receive funding, totalling $1 million.
After six months of dedication in reaching out to Canadians, the votes are in and the Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild Society (RCRW) has been chosen to receive a grant of $100,000 from Shell Canada.
Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild Society thanks Shell and the public for supporting our community-based project to improve caribou calf survival,” said Cory Legebokow, President of the RCRW. “With these funds, we can now complete the construction of the maternity pen that will protect mountain caribou and calves at their most vulnerable time. These funds will help with veterinary care, animal care supplies, and nutritional supplements for caribou while they are housed in the pen.”
Shell Canada will award another $1 million awarded to environmental projects later in the year. For more information, visit www.fuellingchange.com.