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Hair To The Rescue

Posted on: June 4, 2010

Beauty salons across the nation are now cutting hair for a cause.  An effort to collect tens of thousands of pounds of hair is in effect to help soak up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Officials estimate that one pound of hair can absorb a quart of oil in one minute and can be reused up to 100 times.

The catastrophic BP Oil Spill dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.  The oil spill is being called the worst disaster in American history.  Matter of Trust, a nonprofit environmental organization, is leading the way in the major cleanup effort.  They are petitioning hair stylists, groomers, pet owners, and all hairy individuals to donate their hair for this major cleanup. 

If you would like more information on this cause or would like to donate hair visit the Matter of Trust website at http://www.matteroftrust.org .  Also, if you’ve found a way to aid in the cleanup leave a comment and share your story with the Lilikoi Looks community.

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5 Responses to "Hair To The Rescue"

As the oil spill in the Gulf grows larger and more deadly, decimating all that it touches, BP continues to turn down assistance from Americans who just want to help clean up the mess. (…I hear they even turned down Director James Cameron and actor Kevin Costner…)

First let’s get one thing perfectly straight: If you want to go and help clean up the oil spill, don’t let some corporate Big-Whigs “handle” you into believing that you’d be more of a liability, than an asset. I applaud you for recognizing that we all depend on our oceans for our very survival. It is this water that sustains every living thing on our planet, and it is also this water that we must protect in order to save ourselves from extinction.

BP has downplayed the problem in the Gulf from the beginning as a means of corporate damage control. I don’t think they’ve yet recognized the severity of the problem. As I’ve written in past blog posts; the pipe needs to be capped and the relief well needs to be drilled. It’s not an exact science by any means, and if BP doesn’t get it right the first time, they’ll have to do it over, and over, and over again, until they do. How many months (or years) will that take? How much damage will have been done to our environment by then? We’ve already seen what 51 days of oil can do to the Gulf of Mexico… What would happen if the oil was left, unabated, for several months, or years? It’s a frightening example of corporate greed gone awry and it’s criminal, pure and simple.

Corporations should never be allowed the opportunity to risk the lives of everyone on the planet just to make a profit for a few shareholders. (What good is money, after all, if you don’t have air to breathe, water to drink, or food to eat without fear of contamination?)

BREAKING NEWS: I’ve just heard that those enormous plumes floating just under the surface of the water have been certified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A.) as crude oil.

(Are we just casual witnesses to our own demise? I wonder…)

Thank you for the insightful comment. I agree with you. Corporate greed may be the demise of our precious earth.

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