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15 July 04

CALGARY, July 14 /CNW/ – The Shell Environmental Fund (SEF) recently granted nearly $400,000 to help community and environmental groups begin action-oriented projects that improve or protect the Canadian environment.

The SEF’s five regional panels made the grants at review meetings held across the country in June.

Region Amount granted

British Columbia/Yukon $32,200

Prairies/NWT $60,640

Ontario $83,740

Quebec/Nunavut $121,258

Atlantic $92,508

Total $390,346

First launched in 1990, the SEF marked a major milestone at year-end 2003 when the program reached the $10 million mark in total grants. After a short hiatus for the Company to review the success of the program, the SEF was relaunched on Earth Day, 2004 with a new logo – $10 million and growing.

“Shell Environmental Fund grants are intended for smaller, community-driven, action-oriented environmental projects,” said Tim Bancroft, Vice-President of Sustainable Development for Shell. “It’s clear that there is still a need for the financial resources to turn good ideas into action, and the Shell Environmental Fund is helping meet that need.”

Five regional panels make the funding decisions and each panel consists of one Shell staff member and three representatives of local environmental organizations. The panels meet twice per year to review applications. The next deadline for applications is October 1, 2004.

Further information and application forms can be found at

For further information: Linda Anne Sharp, Shell Environmental Fund,(403) 691-3774; or for the province of Quebec, Nicole Belval, Shell

Environmental Fund, (514) 356-7036

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