Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More bats

Working on some ideas for new pieces:

Yep, I'm still into the bat thing. It's hard to forget about - in Pennsylvania (the state in which I currently live), the Game Commission has failed to take steps to declare that bats are becoming endangered, therefore deciding not to move forward with protection and treatment, despite the fact that 98% of some of the state's bat populations have already died from White Nose. In keeping with our state's history of prioritizing mineral profits over public health and the environment, there were a lot of people who felt that helping the bats make a comeback - by doing things like limiting the hours windmills run and cutting back on logging and mining to stop the spread of the fungus - were too much of an economic sacrifice, and forced the Commission into backing down from their initial stance of considering bats endangered. Not good.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bag It: The Movie next Thursday

As part of the outreach for A Matter of Convenience, Rose and I are screening the film Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? at the Mattress Factory next Thursday. Here are all the details:

When: Thursday, November 15th, 6pm
Where: Mattress Factory Museum, 505 Jacksonia Street, 15212
What else: we will have snacks and giveaways, and are also requesting that people bring their phone books in (with plastic wrapping, if you still have it!) for recycling.

This event, like all the outreach we have planned for AMoC, is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!