|From:||Marina Sitrin <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Friday, September 23, 2011 9:21:14 AM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] Helium balloons|
I love the color and fun of balloons and all other ideas to make the
space more welcoming. (The rain does not help the space looking like a
messy pile of tarps - this will bring eyes a little more upward.)
On plastic and waste. I totally hear the argument. I was thinking
about it last night when all the food was distributed on plastic
plates with plastic utensils. That perhaps is a larger use of plastic
that we can think about. Maybe recycled paper? I know it is a lot of
work, but washing the utensils.
Excited to make the rain fun instead of a total downer. Eyes up and outward!
On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 11:16 AM, gail zawacki <email@example.com> wrote:
> I acknowledge that we all make compromises, and can't always avoid making
> negative impacts on the environment, and I generally put it that, you can't
> make an omelet without breaking some eggs.
> However, I doubt this movement hinges on littering with balloons...and it
> isn't only turtles that are affected by plastic garbage. Plastic derives
> from oil, which is what we're fighting wars and killing people for. The
> chemicals leach into our air, food and water and cause cancer.
> It seems that people could spend just a few minutes thinking about a
> satisfactory alternative.
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Jon Good <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Gail, I honestly believe that this movement is more important than some
>> turtles.* The balloons are a great idea and really positive in almost every
>> respect. If we can find an equally effective thing that's bright and doesn't
>> pollute the environment or affect wildlife, I'm unequivocally for it. But if
>> turtles must be put at risk so that people can have a chance of living under
>> less oppression, I won't lose any sleep.
>> *My argument on such things generally goes: ending the system where profit
>> is the primary motivating factor on how humans affect this planet will, in
>> the long run, reduce pollution and improve animal welfare. The reverse of
>> that arrangement, however, is not true.
>> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 10:56 AM, MAd Hatter <email@example.com>
>>> YES! Lets get 100's of them!
>>> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 10:52 AM, Marina Sitrin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> > I think a lot of beautiful colored balloons would help the Plaza
>>> > image. Festive and fun - plus we can write messages on them, or use a
>>> > few together to make a phrase (We are the 99%) etc. If they are helium
>>> > and high enough they will not obstruct the view of anyone (police
>>> > requirements either). We can give them to children who pass ... have a
>>> > bunch together by the stairs so people passing can have a little idea
>>> > what we are about ... lots of ideas.
>>> > I will bring some Saturday, but imagine the more the better.
>>> > Marina
>>> > --
>>> > Seamos realistas, hagamos lo imposible ~ che
Seamos realistas, hagamos lo imposible ~ che
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