Graphic design graduate Elisha Cowins has created a poster to remind us that much of the environmental damage done by flying anywhere and everywhere is invisible.
"The idea behind the artwork is to show that behind every action there is a consequence whether it can be seen or not. Everyone has baggage in all senses of the word and we shouldn’t have the weight of the world and all that rely on it to weigh us down just because we are selfishly defined by fast, easy modes of transport rather than those that will be beneficial and less harmful for our futures. Fly less."
Union of Concerned Scientists asked its subscribers to choose the entry that best depicted the ways that special interests confuse the public and policy makers about scientific issues, delaying governmental action that would protect public health and the environment.
Nearly 17,000 UCS supporters answered the call. And in the end, John Klossner of South Berwick, Maine, won by just 111 votes with this entry.
"The endangered sea turtles are being threatened by the large mass of consumers’ plastic that is rapidly accumulating in our oceans. If we don’t start taking action, there will be more plastic than turtle in our seas."
"Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy."