All posts tagged: oil spill

Greater Good: Help Support Response to Oil Spill in the Sundarbans, Bangladesh

Photo Credit ( Sundarbans Oil Spill Response Indiegogo Campaign)   “On December 9, 2014, an oil tanker carrying an estimated 357,000 liters (77,000 gallons) of furnace oil was anchored overnight in the Sela River because of dense fog and poor visibility. Another empty tanker hit this tanker, causing it to capsize.” (Sundarbans Oil Spill)  This catastrophe has devastated the fragile eco system, The Sundarbans, home to the world’s biggest mangrove forest.  This mangrove forest is home to both rare and endangered animals such as: the rare Irrawaddy Dolphin, the endangered Bengal Tiger, and countless other species–many that are endangered. There is an urgency for humanity to come together to help those affected by this environmental catastrophe. Please join The Water Defense Fund in their efforts to help assist with the cleanup of the areas affected by the oil spill.   Here is a link to Sundarbans Oil Spill Response Indiegogo Campaign.  Your donation will help make a difference in the world. Additional Resources and more info: National Geographic Water Defense Fund      

Fracking: A Mad Rush For Colourless Gold…

Lately, I have been on a bit of a documentary kick, re-watching documentaries and discovering new ones.  In particular, I find environmental documentaries inspiring and thought provoking.  For example, Josh Fox filmed and produced two powerful and informative documentaries, such as Gasland and Gasland 2.  Both documentaries create awareness about the devastating effects fracking is causing on the environment.  Fracking continues to pose many harmful repercussions which impose lasting effects such as contaminating water supplies so much that it is toxic to the point in can catch on fire, air pollution, earthquakes, and illness in animals and human beings.  Thank you Josh Fox for filming and producing two very powerful and informative documentaries about fracking and the toll it is placing on the environment and mankind. Watching a documentary like Gasland, reminds me that art is a powerful tool which can help create positive change in a world that is heavily weighed down by so many issues and problems.  Art has the ability to encourage people to look more critically at the world around us …