A few weeks ago, Mr. Wonderful and I went to a screening of the documentary Fuel. The movie tracks the rise and fall of alternative fuel—namely corn oil which can be used to power diesel engines—and touches on the politics of the big oil companies and OPEC. It ends on a hopeful note, introducing the idea of diesel farmed from algae, which could completely change the fuel industry.
I have long had an issue with the oil industry. I hate that we have gone to war over oil. I hate that the execs at these mammoth companies—the good old boys of the industry—continually make record profits. But I really, really hate seeing oil-slicked pelicans on the TV.
It is so disturbing to me that innocent wildlife is being sacrificed because a greedy group of morons didn't want to keep their equipment up-to-date. As far as I'm concerned, they're murdering babies.
I try to do my part, but I know it's not enough. I know I should be riding a bike instead of driving a Prius. Or maybe I should be trying to get in the algae farming business and buy myself a diesel car. I know I'm a hypocrite because I love road trips. And it kills me that I am so reliant on something that causes death and destruction the world over.
I'm going to go donate a bunch of money to clean-up efforts now, to try to alleviate some of my guilt and hatred......
*** I'm back with some links that my awesome activist friend sent me. If you're interested in donating to organizations that are helping clean up the mess, check out these sites:
To learn more cool stuff, check out this article: Honoring World Oceans Day