Greenpeace Brings Awareness about Barbie's Packaging
If I don't know you, I most likely won't answer the door. Call me paranoid. However, if you get me on a good day and I am feeling exceptionally social, I will answer the door and engage in what you have to say. Case in point, door bell rings and I check out the dude and he looks like a hippie. I know he's not going to be selling my a new internet/phone package (or I hope not) and he's not toting a vacuum cleaner. Sure, I'll talk to him. He says he's from Greenpeace. I respond that Greenpeace comes a knockin' about once a year. Commercial Drive, where I live, is the ideal neighborhood to recruit Greenpeace members. This Greenpeace promoter was a UBC student studying environmental science (impressive) and I liked the fact that even after I gave a one-time donation, he still wanted to talk to me about the Greenpeace issues. He mentioned Greenpeace's current pursuit is against Mattel. The campaign is called, "Barbie, it's over. I don't date girls that are into deforestation." Clever. Greenpeace is bring awareness to the packaging that Mattel uses from Asia Pulp and Paper. I have learned that Asia Pulp and Paper is the largest destroyer of Indonesian rainforests, home of some of the world's last tiger, orang-utans and elephant populations. You can find out more information on the Barbie/Mattel campaign at the Greenpeace website.