Sorry Kermit, but we have to disagree with your famous lament about how hard it is to be green.
There are too many ways to be aware and do our part for the planet.
And if you’re reading this, chances are you are already doing it, by choosing photography as your medium of choice.
With digital photography, you are taking reuseable materials (media cards), powering your cameras with rechargeable batteries, and for the most part putting your images into cyber space with online galleries.
Pretty small carbon footprint, I’d say.
Yes, when we print we use inks and papers. Yes, if we process film we use toxic chemistry, that should be properly disposed of.
If we could make our older digital cameras upgradeable, that would be a great trick.
Overall, we seem to be in a good place, Green Planet wise.
We heard about a pretty cool project that is asking photogs around the world, no matter if it is a DSLR 24 Megapixel camera or a 1.3 megapixel camera to mark their place in the world on a full colour picture-mosaic map of Earth, made entirely of images capturing special and ordinary moments, around the world, in just one day.
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing on Earth Day â€“ 22 April 2009, they are asking everyone to take photographs of the world around them and select their best one (or more â€“ but ONLY the best) for submission to this project.
They are trying to record a day in the life of our planet, in pictures, then use them in a tile pattern that would, we imagine, create a familiar shape.
Here are some bits to check out.
They even have the rights figured out on this, as in “not for commercial purposes”.
So log on and participate. C’mon, you were going to take some photos today, anyway.
We’ll check back in with them to see how it went. And sure, we’ll submit an image or two ourselves.
So lets all try to follow this one “Take only pictures, leave only footprints”