MacBlo

MacBlo

MacBlo | Nickname | Short for forestry giant MacMillan Bloedel. Before being sold to ‘Murica in 1999, the company gave Vancouver the Bloedel Conservatory, the eponymous/brutalist Erickson-designed building on West Georgia, and an international black eye for its clear-cutting of old growth temperate rainforests. In 1993, 850 people were arrested for their civil disobedience blockade of MacBlo’s logging operations in Clayoquot Sound. Today, its local legacy is as a symbol of corporate indifference to public protest and environmental considerations.

Usage: “The best way to see the damage done by MacBlo is from the air…”explore-the-lexicon

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