Enough has been written in blogs and news articles about the BP Oil Spill for me to need to add much. It is really hard to hear about it and see the pictures and commentary and be unable to do anything. I remember this interview they did with a biologist on NPR who was in a boat bringing back oiled birds to clean, and she was in tears. I am full of rage and sorrow and sick sick sick of the oil economy and human greed and stupidity, and our misplaced extreme faith in technology.
So what can you do, beyond contributing to animal rescue organizations? I have been thinking long and hard about it, and I’ve come to the conclusion that while we must obviously continue to follow the news and push world governments away from fossil fuels (where are the protesters, the artists, the writers?) we cannot let this opportunity pass to do something related but different. As in local.