Last week we donated, and challenged our customers to donate to John Sabraw’s Kickstarter campaign. His team needs a little more than $6000. If everyone who reads this blog post donates $10 or more, we can help them meet their goal.
Here’s a bit of info about what they are doing, in case you didn’t watch the video…
We’re cleaning up polluted streams and turning that toxic pollution into non-toxic pigments, paints and art.
For decades, pollution from abandoned underground coalmines has been killing aquatic life in our waterways. This high concentration of acid and heavy metals is called acid mine drainage, or ‘AMD’, and pollutes over 1,300 miles of streams in Ohio alone.
Some of these AMD polluting mine seeps release over one million gallons of toxic water each day. There is so much pollution in this water it’s like junking two cars a day into a stream. We think we found a way to fix it. We need your help to make it a reality.
Our team of artists, engineers, watershed specialists and students are working to prove a process that will intercept this pollution, extract the heavy metal (iron oxide) and turn it into stunning pigments and paints, and then return the clean and safe water back to the stream, restoring aquatic life.
The collected pigment is fired at different temperatures to make new colors. The pigment can then be blended with different binders to make oil, acrylic, watercolor and other paints.
Right now our process works at the lab level in small batches. We are building this scaled pilot plant to prove it can work at a sustainable, industrial scale.”
John Sabraw: Artist, Activist, Environmentalist and Professor at Ohio University School of Art + Design
to see video, click: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1068577064/toxic-art-turning-pollution-into-paint
Posted by John Sabraw (Creator)
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For details on how to enter – go to my Instagram @john_sabraw and see the caption for the picture above. Good luck!
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