I received the below email from local resident Roxanne Beaton. Take a look at the exciting project shes' discovered.
A Message from Roxanne:
I just got wind of this contest and I really think you should take a look. It is unbelievable what is happening!
This is the ultimate volunteering experience!! Voting closes on April 10th (the first day of National Volunteer Week) so there is still time to cast your vote and show your support to Canadian, Matt Owen!
Ten amazing young leaders will be chosen to spend five months in Borneo to implement the DeforestACTION project in the jungle and connect with the world though the web, providing updates for millions of students across the globe who are responsible for driving, developing and owning the project.
TakingITGlobal is working together with Microsoft Partners in Learning on DeforestACTION, a global action project involving students from around the world in protecting the world's forests. They have teamed up with acclaimed conservationist Dr. Willie Smits and Orangutan Outreach to develop a project that will save endangered rainforest and orangutans, create awareness about the destruction caused by deforestation, restore a full forest eco-system and provide a sustainable livelihood for the local community. The project will also create the world's largest and most technology rich orangutan sanctuary on earth.
Award-winning production company Virgo Productions is developing a 3D feature documentary about the project in collaboration with National Geographic Entertainment. Shooting will take place over five months in Borneo, commencing in June 2011. Cathy Henkel, (The Burning Season, The Man who Stole my Mother’s Face) will produce and direct Project Borneo 3D: An Action Movie, to be shot by acclaimed cinematographer Don McAlpine (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, Wolverine) and Paul Nichola (Cane Toads: The Conquest 3D).
Please vote for Canadian, Matt Owen, for the project. Most applicants are from Australia and Europe and casting your vote will show that Fort McMurray does care about the Earth and our environment.
To vote for Matt Owen, look for his video icon by counting down 16 blocks and over 3 or click HERE!! You can also look for him on YouTube.
Please excuse me if you receive this message more than once. I am just trying to reach as many people as possible to support this cause.