Jade Dumas (left) and Ana Santos stand in Cottonwood Park with their veggie-oil powered car. The pair stopped in the Fort as part of a road trip they are taking to talk to people in communities along the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline.

Jade Dumas (left) and Ana Santos stand in Cottonwood Park with their veggie-oil powered car. The pair stopped in the Fort as part of a road trip they are taking to talk to people in communities along the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline.

Veggie powered people

Waste veggie oil from deep fryers was the fuel of choice for a couple of recent visitors to Fort St. James.

Waste veggie oil from deep fryers was the fuel of choice for a couple of recent visitors to Fort St. James.

Ana Santos and Jade Dumas teamed up to take an extended road trip from Squamish to Kitimat in the modified car to spark discussion and talk to people about the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project.

Santos considers the world to be changing beyond recognition, and so she writes a monthly column in the Squamish Chief newspaper to help showcase people who are doing innovative things for change and to create dialogue about the issues affecting our planet.

Dumas and Santos were friends and came up with the idea to try the trip together to engage people along the proposed pipeline route to see what they thought.

Their goal is education and conversation, not conversion, and the conversation started in Prince George on April 3.

The women were in Fort St. James on April 4 and stayed overnight with a local community member and spent a day meeting and discussing the proposed project with local community members.

At last look, the pair were in Kitimat on April 10 with 1,323 km under their belts and not one stop at a gas station.

Ana Santos wrote a blog about their journey which can be found at www.movingplanets.net.