Thursday, 21 June 2012
The First 70 project / The last resort
'Last May California announced plans to close one quarter of their 278 parks,
a devastating move that is intended to save the state a mere $22 million per year. The closure list includes thousands of acres of park land, recreation areas, wildlife reserves, and 50% of the state's historic parks. By July 2012 Californians will be bereft of 70 magnificent natural parks.'
It is oddly tempting to think that these places might be occasionally better off without us, and it'll be interesting to see if there's any 'deep green' dudes who are saying thus. But it doesn't really work like that, does it, and this seems like a great project/film that is trying to rally against these plans. The principle is extraordinary, isn't it.. So not only do we spend money on ruining things, we now decide that we don't think it's important enough to spend money on looking after the only places we haven't ruined. Oh Man, what are we doing..