View Full Version : Oak Trees in Berkeley

March 19th, 2007, 06:14 AM
I'm not from US, let alone Cal :) But still, I think this is a genuine way to do some environmentalist work. So I thought I can promote it here:

1. University of California wants to cut mature live oak trees (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_oak), an ecologically significant element of Cal.

2. These people (http://www.saveoaks.com/SaveOaks/Main.html) are trying to stop the university before it is too late.

3. To save them, they did a nude photo event (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li_SvF3LWuY) (youtube), which, to me, is brilliant. What else will symbolize our relation to nature better than nudes hugging these creatures (http://www.saveoaks.com/SaveOaks/TreeSpirit.html) (link to their website). http://www.saveoaks.com/SaveOaks/Main_files/TeaTreeTangle_Med.jpg

4. If you like the idea, you can tell your friends and send en email to the university (http://www.savecaloaks.org/SaveCalOaks/formsend.html) (link to form) as well.

thanks :)

PS. I have no relationship with the protesters. I just saw them on TV this evening.
PSS. Image is copyrighted, but I do not think the photographer will mind it being shown for this goal.