my name is Coal.

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Coal (from the Old English term col, which has meant "mineral of fossilized carbon" since the 13th century)[1] is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.

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Hello, my name is Coal!

The tagged stickers located in and around Vancouver highlight how each item utilizes steel, which was created using metallurgic coal. This is exemplified by the “hello my name is coal" message stuck upon it. The majority of the coal mined in British Columbia is high-grade metallurgic coal and is currently contributing greatly to the demand of the global steel industry as well as creating thousands of jobs. Hospitals, schools and road are further benefited by tax benefits to a sum of 700 million dollars. There has been a noticeable push to quit coal at all costs from numerous environmentalists. We understand the concern regarding thermal coal (burned to create energy) and feel there are a variety of alternative options that can be used to bring power to one's home even though some are still under development. The goal of this project is to educate the public on our dependence for steel. By doing so we hope to help promote the BC metallurgic coal industry in hopes of achieving insightful conversations about our atmosphere and what we can do to preserve our fragile ecosystems. Moreover, implications about jobs loss and the steps taken to reduce damaging our economy can be examined.