Above: “A rainbow of donations! Boxes from Los Angeles are often entirely blond! Really.” Photo courtesy Matter of Trust.
HAIR TODAY, GULF TOMORROW!
Did you know? You can cut your hair to protect the Gulf from BP’s oil spill.
Nonprofit organization Matter Of Trust is “providing a safe, non-toxic, effective way to participate in the Gulf Spill clean up. Donors from every state in the US, from Canada and beyond are sending in hair, fur and wool clippings as well as nylons and funding for outer mesh. This is used to make Booms that can protect beaches and coastal waters.”
“Booms will lie along the beach, the waves will come up, and they’ll go through the hair and the nylon,” said Lisa Gautier, co-founder of Matter of Trust, on NPR a few days ago. “And the hair will grab the oil and then the wave goes back out and it’s cleaner.”
Organize your own public haircutting party. THE SOONER THE BETTER—time is of the essence. The more the hairier! Tell us about your GROUP TRESSES-SHEDDING in COMMENTS below, or by mailing info/flyers to editor at arthurmag dot com
Above: Hair stuffed in nylons. This is from Amanda Bacon’s first Boom B Q in Alabama. Photo courtesy Matter of Trust.
More info on how this project works, and where to send your sheddings, trimmings and hairwurst fillings to: Matter of Trust
NPR story on Matter of Trust’s efforts: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126536482
Special thanks to Derek Meier!