Iceland is in some serious trouble and Bjork thinks going green just might help! Bjork thinks the best way to rescue her country’s ailing economy is by supporting local eco-friendly businesses and using the financial slump as an opportunity to clean up the environment.
Bjork became angry when she learned the government had plans to build two huge aluminum smelters — insisting that authorities promote greener fuel choices. In a recent article on TimesOnline, she wrote:
“To take this much energy from geothermal fields is not sustainable. We are facing a disaster from betting everything on finance. If we build two more aluminum smelters, Iceland would become the biggest aluminum smelter in the world… It would leave little room for anything else. If the price of aluminum falls – as it is doing – it would be catastrophic. Iceland can be more self-sufficient and more creative – and still have an approach that is more 21st than 19th century. It can build fewer, smaller and greener dams.
“Let’s use this economic crisis to become totally sustainable. Teach the world all we know about geothermal power plants. Support the Icelandic seed companies. Support the grass roots. It may take longer to build and deliver profits but it is solid, stable and something that will stand independently of the rollercoaster rides of Wall Street and volatile aluminum prices. And it will help Iceland to remain what it is best at: being a gorgeous, untouched force of nature.”
In other Icelandic news, best-selling inspirational and vegan author Victoria Moran (who’s seriously like a God over there) is currently in Iceland giving talks and trying to raise spirits! Moran is a friend of Ecorazzi and we wish her all the best! Keep up the good work, Victoria!
To read Bjork’s full article, visit TimesOnline.com!