By Deborah Yedlin
June 28, 2011
There’s a well-known adage that recommends keeping one’s friends close and enemies closer.
In that vein, one might look at the relationship between the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Shell Canada as a fine example of this.
For the past 28 years, Shell has worked with the NCC to aid in the conservation and preservation of endangered ecosystems, and to this end has provided $6.5 million in funding to meet these goals.
More important, perhaps, is the understanding of the need to educate the next generation about what it means to be environmental and conservation stewards.
In this context, Shell recently marked the 10th anniversary of its Shell Canada Internship Program, which is conducted in concert with NCC across the country, enabling young university graduates to learn about conservation by working in NCC offices from coast to coast.