I must apologize for the recent scarcity in posts, the end of the academic year is drawing to an end and I have been overwhelmed by work. Nevertheless I have not failed at my holy green convictions and after missing in action for so long, here’s a little update on some recent green accomplishments.
I wish you all a good day and I can’t wait to get back to my blog!
- Sheela, the world’s most stylish recycling advocate has finished her year-long challenge. The Uniform Project has come to an end on May 1st when she abandoned her Little Black Dress. In total the project managed to send 223 kids to school. To look again and again at Sheela’s most inspiring outfits, the website is still open and I think she wont stop her activism just now…
- An amazing initiative in the US was under the spotlight after the dramatic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As the crude oil slowly threatens to reach the coast of Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta, people at Matter of Trust have started a nation-wide collection of hair. As it sucks up greasy substance it is the perfect -and free- barrage against oil spills. Hair, fur or wool can be sent to the organisation’s depot in San Francisco. It is then put in nylon stockings, creating ‘brooms’ against oil spills. Here’s a little video and the website if you wish to participate. You can also sent stockings.
- A new climate bill proposition in the US is now in the hands of the Senate. This bill, written by democratic senator John Kerry and independent senator Joseph Lieberman promises 17% cuts in emissions by 2020 and 80% by 2050. We will should keep a close eye on this and hopefully I’ll provide you with more technical provisions.. when time allows! (source: reuters)
- To end on a lighter note, a rather outdated news, but always useful. The Age of Stupid DVD is available from the official website since April 15th. To discover or watch again this movie/project by director Franny you can order it to a fair price (whether you are rich/poor from a rich/poor country) For those who don’t know the movie, in a few words: the setting is in the future and an archivist asks himself “the question I’ve been asking myself, is why didn’t we save ourselves when we had the chance to?”. Buy it here.