Yesterday, L.A. County voted to ban single-use plastic bags. And this morning, Green Sangha — an organization I’ve been part of since 2007 — released an awesome new video by filmmaker Ben Zolno of New Message Media. Watch, enjoy, and please pass it on to your friends. The message is serious. The medium is total, addictive fun.
(Click here to watch the full size video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koETnR0NgLY) For those who can’t hear or who can’t understand the lyrics, the whole thing is conveniently titled, and the lyrics are also printed out on the Youtube page.
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Banning plastic bags is pretty futile.......suits politicians, but achieves little.
Would be better to improve local organic recycling FIRST.
And yes, where i live in Australia is about to do the same. at least we get to have a new container deposit scheme - THAT is useful!!
That was awesome, my kids and I just watched it and we all loved it. They (and I) are very into recycling and reducing and reusing but I think when artists put messages into fun and hip ways that it does help to drive the message home and reinforce it even if it's lightly done...every little bit helps is what I always tell them. Melissa
Fun -- but not exactly filled with hard facts. So, you have a nice "too much consumption" message being sent using a fun medium, but the issues get clouded because everything is glossed over to be entertaining. .
hehe- just headed on over here from Down Under to send you this link!!! Filmed in Good Earth Fairfax (my brother in laws store) and forwarded by my SIL as I have a reusable recycled organic cotton bag business here in Oz