Hair-Raising Efforts to Save the Gulf Coast

Going green — By Stephanie on May 18, 2010 at 6:09 am
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Donate hair to help save the Gulf Coast from the BP Oil Spill

With globs of petroleum starting to wash up on shore, the BP oil spill tragedy is growing each day and every hour.  Yet, you can help!

Despite reports that this massive incident is already double the size of Exxon Valdez, ordinary people are stepping up with donations in record numbers.  Even if you don’t have cash to help, you can donate hair!

With help from the non-profit agency, Matter of Trust, the hair on your head can be part of a non-toxic solution to help clean up the oil spill.

That’s right… simply take clippings from your most recent haircut and MOT will take the hair, stuff it into nylon coverings (as shown to the left) and donate the result to help create booms which will prevent some of the oil from reaching the Gulf Coast.

The process is quite simple and amazing.  As described by the co-founder of Matter of Trust, Lisa Gautier, in an interview on NPR :

Booms will lie along the beach, the waves will come up, and they’ll go through the hair and the nylon. And the hair will grab the oil and then the wave goes back out and it’s cleaner.

You can donate dish soap, help organizations clean sea birds, or donate hair!  You do not need to feel helpless with the tragedy in the Gulf Coast.  Let’s see where these hair-raising efforts can get us in saving the Gulf Coast.

For more details and information on how to help, please click here.

If you have additional information, please share in the comments below to help direct people to environmental preservation efforts.

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  1. Tom Jones says:

    I really hope that the government will step up on this one. I believe this to be one of the worst disasters that we have faced in quite a while.

    I did find a site to donate to the cause. It is only $3.00. Less then a price of gasoline.

    Anyways if you here of any organization that is sending people down there to help please let me know, thank you.

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