As we celebrate Earth Day, Fri April 22nd, the members of UNSA (United Nations of Sugar Art) wanted to share with you their hopes and dreams, feelings, and concerns about the issues facing our planet, its people and animals. This international collaboration is also a fundraiser for National Geographic which is a non profit committed to conservation and education of our emerging leaders. More info on raffle tickets and prizes available at Acts of Green." "There are Billions of us and only ONE earth, please help us create change"
I chose to focus on Hydraulic Fracturing, or "Fracking". This is the practice where chemicals are injected into the bedrock, breaking or "fracturing" the layers of earth. Oil and Natural Gas can then be extracted. The problem is that the chemicals that are used are secret, highly toxic. Some remains in the rock, permeating ancient groundwater aquifers that take thousands of year to recover. I come from a family background of petroleum engineers, Chem Eng at Mines myself, and I tell you this practice frightens me, despite reassurances purchased by the Oil and Gas industry. Growing evidence links Fracking to fouled, toxic groundwater, health issues, and earthquakes. Support your local anti-fracking activist, and visit the Earth Guardians to see how. Made with vibrant gels and dusts from Magic Colours.
Please be sure to go by the website and see the 160+ artists from around the globe who contributed. Be sure to also purchase a raffle ticket - all proceeds go to National Geographic conservation efforts, and there are some pretty awesome prizes too: RAFFLE: http://unsugarart.org/ways-you-can-help/