Brave Protestors Strip to Skivvies to Protest Tar Sands. Would You?

Image courtesy of Lush Cosmetics.

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is one busy non-profit: This morning we wrote about their success with luxury brand Gucci's switch to FSC-certified paper bags and now they're kicking off a campaign with Lush Cosmetics to protest Canadian tar sands oil. The cosmetic brand has (somehow) persuaded their employees to don only "barrels" of oil printed with the slogan "Time For An Oil Change Or We'll Lose It All", at select Lush Cosmetics stores nation-wide, tomorrow at noon. More on the campaign:
Screen shot via Lush Cosmetics

Image courtesy of Lush Cosmetics.

Besides baring it all Lush Cosmetics staff will be encouraging passers-by to sign postcards encouraging President Obama to end government support for the Canadian tar sands oil. Lush Cosmetics' 103 shop windows nationwide will be transformed with images of deforestation and open pit mining; employees will distribute pamphlets with information on RAN's tar sands campaign; and Lush will be selling a limited-edition Wild Rose Country bath soap ($5.95) with 100% of the proceeds benefitting RAN's campaign.

More at RAN and/or Lush Cosmetics.

Tags: Canada | Cosmetics | Tar Sands


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