Energy in Action – Sprouting Environmental Awareness in Tumbler Ridge

On Wednesday, May 16, Tumbler Ridge Elementary School and local oil and gas company employees are participating in an environmental stewardship activity called Energy in Action. The Grades 5 and 6 students and eight oil and gas companies working in the area will plant a windbreak and shrub garden to revitalize the schoolyard.

?Talisman is pleased to support community initiatives in the areas where we live and work. We look forward to participating in the classroom training and tree planting events organized by Energy in Action for Tumbler Ridge. This is an excellent opportunity for local communities to learn about our industry and to meet some of the people who are involved in local operations,? said Andrew Cattran, Talisman Operations Superintendent.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), in partnership with Inside Education, initiated Energy in Action in 2004 and since then, there have been 47 Energy in Action activities held across Canada. This year, Energy in Action will be touring through 14 communities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador from May 1 to May 24.

Participating in Energy in Action is one way CAPP member companies demonstrate their commitment to Stewardship ? an initiative that encourages responsible resource development and continuous improvement in environment, health, safety and social performance.

?All 150 CAPP members companies have made a commitment to Stewardship which means that they are dedicated to developing resources in a balanced and responsible manner, working closely with stakeholders and communicating openly and honestly to build sustained relationships in the communities in which they operate,? commented Brian Maynard, CAPP Vice President, Stewardship and Public Affairs.

To learn more about this community event, visit CAPP?s Stewardship ? Energy in Action page at www.capp.ca.