Show You Care, Send Your Hair! (Gulf Cleanup)

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Great idea! Here's what I can do to contribute:
Post a link on Facebook, Twitter, similar networking tool 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Clean out my hair brushes 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Groom the critters 25%  25%  [ 1 ]
Call my salon to set up a saving site 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Call my critter's groomer about setting up a savings site 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Clean all the ruined nylons out of my/every dresser 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Post on my WP Blog 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Some of the above 50%  50%  [ 2 ]
All of the above 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Other (comments) 25%  25%  [ 1 ]
oh, heck yes, I can get behind THIS and become a Pied Piper! 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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27 May 2010, 11:41 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwQOD_Ir2vQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

You shampoo because hair collects oil. That means it can collect petroleum oil spills too. Over 300,000 pounds of hair are cut each day in the US and not to mention all the clippings from pet groomers.
We hope you'll enjoy this little film about our charity's "Oil Spill Hair Mats Program"
http://www.MatterOfTrust.org
Our thanks to Phil McCrory, hair mat inventor
http://www.smartgrow.us
The music is "Via Con Me" by Paolo Conte
Seal photo courtesy of http://www.deusexmalcontent.com/



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28 May 2010, 12:25 am

BP already ruled the use of hair out because it sinks too fast.


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28 May 2010, 2:27 am

^ In deep water or shallow water? =/



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28 May 2010, 8:25 am

John_Browning wrote:
BP already ruled the use of hair out because it sinks too fast.


This has nothing to do with BP. This goes to the actual residents of the Gulf where they stuff the booms themselves at their "Boom B-Q's" parties. The coast is long and BP isn't everywhere.

Use your imagination, John Browning! :D

http://www.matteroftrust.org/programs/hairmatsinfo.html



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28 May 2010, 7:55 pm

I think that's a great idea. :idea:


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28 May 2010, 8:55 pm

Interestingly enough, I was getting my hair cut, and the people at the salon were saying that now it's not possible to use hair or animal fur because they were going with a commercial product that doesn't sink. The other plan was that I was going to give my dogs a bath because they're blowing their winter coats.


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28 May 2010, 10:14 pm

Despite B.P. warning on hair booms, hair collections continue

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PALM BEACH GARDENS-- Friday, 05.28.10 The hair boom idea was generated by a non-profit group called Matter of Trust.

The group maintains that despite what B.P. says, the hair booms are still effective.

"Absolutely the hair is going to be used and it is being used right now," said Christine Guyard who started her own group out of her Palm Beach Gardens garage to help Matter of Trust collect hair locally.

It's called the Great Florida Weave, where she goes around local hair salons and pet groomers, collects their hair, and passes it on to Matter of Trust.

Over the weekend, B.P. and the U.S. Coast Guard said that they don't intend to use hair booms, but Matter of Trust calls it a misunderstanding saying that B.P. didn't want to pay for the collection and disposal of the booms.

Guyard says they are still effective despite what B.P. claims and that parishes in Louisiana are taking the free hair booms.

"They are deploying these hair booms now, with official Haz Mat teams putting them in cages and things created to deploy these. You just don't throw them into the sea," she said.

Last weekend Guyard delivered 300 pounds of Palm Beach County hair trimmings a Boom-B-Q gathering where volunteers made booms.

She hopes to gather another 300 this week from her network of hair salons.

At a national level, Petco pet stores are participating in this effort, too.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/28/1 ... z0pHhkTLrO


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