Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Using Art for Environmental Activism

Robert Bateman's blog, "Groundswell" uses art to show what very likely could happen if a proposed oil pipeline is built from Alberta’s tarsands to the B.C. coast. I've been there. It's such a beautiful place; a real ecological jewel. We have considered moving there because of the natural beauty of this area. And now they want to risk it by opening it up to oil transporation. I can not imagine people sitting back and letting this happen.

I feel like we are living in the movie, "The Lord of the Rings." The dark forces that are trying to destroy our earth keep getting stronger and stronger. A small band of warriors are trying to stop them. Show this to children. They will understand. They will speak to the hearts of their parents make them see what is at stake. How can we look at our children and allow this to keep happening over and over again? It is their future that is at risk.

1 comment:

Crafty Green Poet said...

That's a very powerful series of photos. Society seems to be at a critical point, with so many vested interests wanting to open up the last wildnernesses to oil exploration or pipelines, with no seeming thought for conserving energy, reducing consumption etc....I hope this pipeline isn't built, hope this area can be saved...