Despite the BP Oil spill aftermath predictably dropping off the news radar, the tragedy is sadly still alive and kicking if you take into account the leak rate cover-up, multiple ongoing fishkills and the two inch thick blanket of crude that was just discovered on the ocean floor.
Mother Nature needs our assistance now just as much as when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig first blew, so here’s a friendly reminder of a few simple ways that you can make your consumerism count:
- 100 percent of the profits from three different pairs of limited edition Gulf Coast Cleanup Shoes by Bed Stü will go toward the National Wildlife Foundation’s animal restoration efforts in the region. The pseudo-oil-stained shoes — priced at $85 and up via Amazon, Urban Outfitters and Bed Stü — will be available in November.
- 75 cents from each bottle of Abita Brewing Company’s special SOS (Save Our Shore) brew will be donated “to the rescue and restoration of the environment, industry and individuals fighting to survive this disastrous oil spill.”
- 20% of the purchase price of “Drill Without The Spill Condoms” will be donated to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund…and YES, they are the real FDA-approved deal!
Interested in learning about other ways to make a difference? If shrimp boots can be decorated and auctioned off to raise funds for those in need, then just about anything is possible if we all just take a break from the hectic pace of our lives to stop…think…and act. You can be seriously broke and still make waves in the charity department, so time to get crack-a-lackin’!