Biloxi, Mississipi, 2005
The fantastic Eco photographer Mitch Epstein travelled around America taking pictures centered on energy production sites and their impact on the surroundings, with a dash of humor and beauty added to them. Homeland Security though does not see him as funny but more of a threat and follows him closely.
The above picture is from an out of of service gas-station. Telling us a a story about the struggle the small businesses has against the large ones. The one bellow is a well manicured lawn close to a power plant and the last one a destroyed oil rig after Hurricane Katrina.
All three pictures are from Mitch Epsteins series "American Power", and they:
question the power of nature, government, corporations, and mass consumption in the United States.
-as it says on his web site.
Amos Coal Power Plant, in Raymond, west Virginia 2004
Ocean Warwick, Dauphine Island, Alabama 2005
Click on the pictures to know their sources.
Here is a simple list of what YOU & I can do on Earth Day!
From the Facebook Earth day event planer:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 12:00am
Friday, April 23, 2010 at 12:00am
Take Action by choosing at least 6 actions you’ll commit to.
(1) WATER: Use only the water you need, and reuse when possible
(2) AIR: Commute without polluting - Walk or ride a bike instead
(3) LAND: Learn about composting
(4) ENERGY: Save energy at home!
(5) WASTE: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
(6) ADVOCACY: RAISE AWARENESS!
Talk to others about the state of the environment!
Another way you can help is by planting a tree!
ONE small change in your Everyday life CAN make a BIG difference!