Sunday, January 10, 2010

Environmental shade shifting: When green's not enough, go blue

If you've seen the movie “Avatar,” you know you couldn't get away from the green.

The green jungle, the green floating mountains, the green theme.

But look out. The new color of the environment is blue, like Avatar's blue people, the Na'vi.

A few weeks ago, Hawai'i students celebrated project the Blue Line Project, in which folks used blue chalk to mark the projected inland stage of the ocean as sea levels rise.

Blue is clearly about conservation of the oceans. It's also about water conservation. A Canadian site, Go Blue, looks at drinking water issues.

A British site, The Green Blue, mixes the message. It has interesting conservation information like a new sailing cargo ship that can deliver the goods without burning oil. “The Green Blue,” it says, “is testing out practical projects, conducting research and providing advice, to help recreational boating go green.

In Hawai'i, organizers of an event Wednesday, January 13, 2010, are urging people to wear blue to support ocean conservation.

Hawai'i folks are being encourage to wear blue attire and to attend an event on the fourth floor of the state Capitol building, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., (A group photo is scheduled at noon.) It's in support of a strong national oceans policy by the White House Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force.

More on the task force here. And take note of the color theme on that page.

© Jan TenBruggencate 2010

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