Daily Archives: December 17, 2009

New York rescue

Xmas is a good time to THINK. Thanks to Treehugger’s big apple alert

Every day, New York City residents waste 270,000 pounds of food. Want to know what that looks like? Here’s an unforgettable way to imagine it – fill up a subway train with the equivalent amount of apples, and release it onto the people waiting on the platform.

Viralmente 25 November 2009

“New York’s City Harvest food bank created this commercial to illustrate the point that as thousands of pounds of food is wasted daily, thousands of residents don’t have enough to eat. In other words, our food distribution processes bite – not just in the US, but worldwide. City Harvest works to change that on a local level. This year alone, the group will “rescue” and deliver more than 25 million pounds of quality food that would otherwise go to waste. Like the Robin Hoods of freeganism. Sort of.”

“And no, 270,000 pounds of apples weren’t used to make the point.”
This is the video on how they created the video:

MotionographerDotCom 01 December 2009

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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