June 2010

Speak out your opinion and show you care!

2010-Jun-27   ::   (0 comments)

Hand in hand against oil drilling

Bodega Bay, Califorina. Organized by "Hands Across the Sand", yesterday we joined hands with many Americans on one of the many beautiful beaches here in California. The reason for this silent protest is to oppose oil drilling in the world's oceans. People here and in other 900 events around the world expressed their despair about one of the most disastrous catastrophes in human history, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The image of people silently standing close together and praying for our future is very powerful, but the message is simple. NO to offshore oil drilling, YES to clean energy.

Hands Across the Sand is a movement that has been founded for the protection of the coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry.

See here what you can do to get more independent from oil. Here you can learn more about the organization's next events.

Will we learn from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

2010-Jun-17   ::   (0 comments)

Wind turbines and the sun - future energie

San Francisco, California. Everyone is calling for consequences to be drawn from the disaster. BP and the other oil companies will go on drilling as they did up to now, because we, the consumers, legitimate it. We - the authors don't exempt themselves- go on driving cars, taking planes, using unnecessary plastic and fertilize our soil artificially as if this huge catastrophe hadn't happened. And it isn't even over yet.

Any kind of real outcry or demonstration fail to appear as our mobility depends on these companies. The commission to drill, even in the most sensitive ecosystems like the Antarctica or next to coral reefs as in Australia, ultimately comes from us consumers. Daily, around 7 million litres of crude oil are spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, destroying the habitat of humans and animals for decades to come.

The oil companies will only change their practices, if we use less oil, that means every single one of us. How often we use the bike or public transport instead of the car, avoid plastic and change our buying habits will have a direct impact on the request for fossil fuels. If we as individuals don't change, no change will occur in the bigger picture.

We should be asking: "What can I do today?" Here you find some suggestions from our side.

I want to make a difference

2010-Jun-11   ::   (0 comments)

Stefanie Brendl

Munich, Germany. Every year over one hundred million sharks are caught and finned alive. Then they are thrown back in the water where they die miserably. Today most of the shark populations worldwide are critically endangered.

Thanks to shark diver Stefanie Brendl, shark finning will be banned in Hawaii from July 2010 on. One week after the interview on May, 28th 2010, the bill was signed by the governor of the State of Hawaii and passed into legislation. This sends a strong message to the world. We met Stefanie at the end of May 2010 in Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii.

Read more about the law and Stefanie's life.