Want to Help? Get a Haircut!

I’m in love with this simple way to help with the oil spill clean up.

It turns out that hair, fur, wool and nylons are some of the best materials for filtering oil out of water, and a non-profit company has been using donated boxes of the stuff to help clean up oil spills for quite some time.

Here’s a video about it (check out the demonstration with the school kids!)…

What a wonderful way to help!  I’m going to do my best to help spread the word to dog groomers, hair salons and… hairy people.  😉

Here’s specific info on how to help– as a salon, as a private family or as a school class.  Here’s pics of the hair mats in action, thanks to wonderful volunteers.

Here’s more ways people can help.

For those on Facebook who want to follow news on other ways to help, the Lousiana Shore Cleanup Page is a great source of info.

I’m thinking it’s time for a haircut!


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One response to “Want to Help? Get a Haircut!

  1. Cheryl

    I saw this on the news last night, and I think it is truly magical! We all will be getting haircuts this week and doing our part. Thanks for sharing.

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