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The Gulf of St. Lawrence is at great risk for environmental devastation if oil is extracted from it. This message comes loud and clear from Mary Gorman, a St. Lawrence activist, who won our contest to find the next Green Hero in 2011.

Mary Gorman poses for us in her 100% recycled GreenHeroes t-shirt

In our upcoming episode Saving Oceans, Mary, who lives in Merigomish and swims in the Gulf waters near her home daily during the summer, shares her story and travels with us to visit iconic Farley Mowat, Canadian author and advocate for environmental causes, at his summer home in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Farley Mowat and GreenHeroes producer Joan Prowse

We also named Farley Mowat a GreenHero for his amazing work and we will profile the two in Saving Oceans and in their own webisodes.
Mary was nominated for the GreenHero award by Gretchen Fitzgerald, Director of Sierra Club Atlantic. Mary and her organization, the Save our Seas and Shores Coalition, which she founded 10 years ago with Green party leader Elizabeth May, have had great success in protecting the St. Lawrence. Her work led to the withdrawal of two offshore leases of oil and gas development in Cape Breton and she has inspired many artists, activists, and even celebrities like Jason Priestley and Ethan Hawke, to help protect the St. Lawrence.

Behind the Scenes of GreenHeroes filming Alexandra Cousteau Photo credit: Aviva Friedman

We will also feature GreenHero Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of famed ocean protector and explorer Jacques Cousteau, in our Saving Oceans episode, for continuing her grandfather’s work.

Check out Farley Mowat’s compellingly written editorial in the Toronto Star, Gulf of St. Lawrence is No Place to Drill for Oil.

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