This week we are proud to announce Uproot’s collaboration with Roy Henry Vickers, Dot Dot Dash and Greenpeace to create a large floating installation for Toast the Coast on June 13th. This event is a beachside celebration to demonstrate that our coastlines belong to people and not oil. We are extremely excited to be involved in a project alongside people who want to facilitate positive social and environmental change in Canada.
We are honoured to have the opportunity to work with Roy Henry Vickers, a renowned Northwest Coast First Nations painter, carver, public speaker, author and change-maker. His activism and advocacy serve as a guiding inspiration to us. We hope to emulate his love and respect for our ecosystem in British Columbia. For examples of his incredible work, take a trip to Tofino and visit his Eagle Aerie Gallery: a traditional long house, built by Roy in 1986.
Dot Dot Dash is a firm of socially-conscious problem solvers who produce professional content and media. They are committed to collaborating with progressive organizations to facilitate positive impacts in the world.
Most people know of Greenpeace as an international powerhouse of environmental change; many people don’t know it was actually founded right here in Vancouver in the early 1970s. Now in over 40 countries, they work towards five key goals: revolutionize how we use energy, conserve forests, protect the oceans, facilitate sustainable agriculture and reducing use of toxic substances. At Uproot, we are aligned with these values and wish to contribute through local projects. We hope to inspire and educate our community to live more sustainably.
Look forward to updates as we near the June 13th celebration at Jericho Beach!
Edit: You can now find the Facebook event page right here! Can't wait to see you all at the beach!