Mother Nature Needs Your Help!
By Ellen Hall
A free outdoor photography exhibit ( from 3 April to 27 September) has been installed on the promenade of Argeles Plage. Large panels with stunning images emphasising the beauty of the animal world are displayed back-to-back with grim information about what we have done to the planet .
All texts are in French and English.
The Images are eye-catching:
– 1. Most Flamboyant: Pygmy Seahorse, a submarine version of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” in its camouflage of scarlet boa-like coral.
– 1. France is the largest European consumer of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.
Luckily, each horrifying fact is followed by an explanation of the problem and, printed in hopeful green, projects all over the world that are working toward solutions. For example: In France 22 million tons of wood are saved every year through recycling paper and cardboard. In Japan 3/4 of industries and more than 1/3 of households reuse their wastewater. Rainwater from roofs is collected and recycled.