The non-profit Blue Earth Alliance has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the photography book, which will emphasize the intersection of the social and the ecological. BEA director Bart Cannon says, "We see this new series as a great tool for educating the public about critical, under-reported issues while at the same time helping to support our photographers working in the field."
Some, like this photo taken at the Mackenzie Valley, highlight environmental destruction yet to occur. A proposed 1,196 kilometer natural gas pipeline would run through the valley to connect offshore gas fields with North American markets. Says photographer Garth Lenz, "This region will be directly impacted by the proposed Mackenzie Valley National Gas Pipeline. This pipeline would bring gas from the Beaufort Sea. The primary destination for the natural gas will be to fuel the energy needs of the Alberta Oil Sands mega-project." The process of making liquid fuel from the oil sands requires steam injection and and refining, all of which requires energy.