If you buy a croissant, muffin, scone, or something else at Uprising Breads Bakery (1697 Venables) on June 13 and 14, you could be helping to stop Enbridge from building its Northern Gateway pipeline.
That's because the Vancouver bakery plans to donate 20 percent of its proceeds from that weekend to Pull Together, a fundraising campaign supporting First Nations legal challenges seeking to block the tar-sands pipeline project in northern B.C.
The event is part of the Week to End Enbridge (June 13 to 21), which takes place a year after the Conservative government gave Enbridge the go-ahead.
Last week, entrepreneurs with three B.C. businesses that have contributed to the campaign—Bandidas Taqueria, Denman Island Chocolate, and Marketworks—released an open letter calling on their fellow "progressive" businesses to step and support Pull Together.
According to that letter, the campaign has raised $385,000 of its $600,000 goal and over 60 businesses are on board with the Week to End Enbridge.
"As social entrepreneurs we have the power to have a strong voice in the community. If this is a cause that is meaningful to you, if you believe that keeping BC’s interior and coast free from tar sands pipelines and tankers, we invite you to risk standing for the importance of this issue in a visible way. You may be surprised at what is possible when we take these kinds of risks," Daniel Terry, Aiyana Kane, and Christopher Roy stated in the letter.
Back in April, Denman Island Chocolate launched the Simply Dark Pull Together chocolate bar.
The bar, which supports Pull Together and the Sierra Club, is now available at over 70 retailers.