If you have been paying attention to the plastic world, you will have undoubtedly seen the images of the plastic-filled albatrosses of Midway Island. If you haven’t, here is a small peek at the horror, courtesy of photographer Chris Jordan:
Filled with and starved by pen caps, lighters, and toxic doo dads of all shapes and sizes, these feathered victims have become the silent spokes-spirits for our anti-plastics campaigns. Unmoving, yet they have moved countless of people into rethinking their disposable habits. I know that no matter how long I talk at presentations, these are the images that count.
Now as I write this from the middle of the forest, and only have 9% left on my computer battery, I need to ask you something important. The Midway Film Project is a documentary about these birds, plastic, and the problem with our throw-away culture. One that the world needs to see. If the pictures are worth more than a thousand words, think about a full film!
The Midway Film Project needs funding if it is to get to the masses. Please give what you can, knowing that your money will be well spent. Heck, go the distance, and take one plastic-wrapped item that you would have bought today, forego it if just this one time, and donate that money to the film.
The link to the trailer and piggy bank: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/midwayfilm/join-the-midway-film-project
And please share far and wide. Time is a tickin’. For the film fundraiser, us, my computer battery, and most importantly the albatrosses and other creatures. 4% left. Just enough time to donate myself.