Dec 11 2008
This story came out a couple of weeks ago in the Meadville Tribune. Students at Allegheny College wanted to express the importance of the 350 project which is an effort to make people aware of carbon emission. 350 parts per million is the level of carbon dioxide that the earth’s atmosphere can support before it can no longer function properly and irreparable damage occurs.
So the students decided that they’d hang 350 sheets on clotheslines to represent this number. When they realized that couldn’t find the bedsheets they decided to use socks, bras, and panties.
Students said, “Making it to 350 was a bit more challenging than we thought it would be,” she said. “We found out that people aren’t keen on letting you borrow their underwear.”
OK here are my thoughts on this. One. There are much better ways of going about this. I like the underwear thing. I really do. But why not make it an undie run? Get some beer, dye it green. Run around like wild animals screaming to save the environment? That would be a much better message.
Two. Is it really so hard to go to the store and by the sheets yourselves? And you had to borrow underwear? Come on now. This couldn’t have been that hard.
P.S. This article was an excuse to put up some undie run pictures. Thanks.
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