that friends have noticed and are contributing to it.
I've become obsessed with picking up plastic bottle caps
from the beach. I can't set foot on a beach without noticing
them and bending over to pick them up. I've got 5 gallon buckets
filled with them stored in my basement. I'm not exactly sure
how I'll use them before sending them to be recycled but I've
got a few ideas for a guerilla media event. Imagine dump
trucks filled with these multi-colored caps being dumped at
the state capital?
These caps have become a symbol to me of a society and culture
gone wild. I recently read about how much we consume here in the
US. It is staggering something we each should be ashamed of.
We live in an obese country that can't stop stuffing itself with all
sorts of junk. Junk food, junk water bottles, junk junk. Our national obesity
is symbolic. What will stop us? How fat do we have to get before we
kill ourselves as a result of our consumptive ways? How
many tons of bottle caps will I have pick up before the ocean and the life
in it dies?
Look at your own ways. Our planet and health depends on us all.