Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day!

Biloxi, Mississipi, 2005
Mitch Epstein

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:

Start Time:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 12:00am
End Time:
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

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!

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