Greenpeace is hosting a photo contest with ViewBug.com. We want to see what power looks like to you. Power, as in what powers your life? Power as the visual form of energy – human energy, physical energy, the energy of nature, energy infrastructure, energy generation, human power, people power, water, wind, solar, living power, imaginative power, the power of life. There’s a lot of visual possibilities.
So pick up a camera, look around and use the power of photography to share your vision of power. Enter the Contest, or check out the entries here.
When my partners and I set out to start a restaurant in San Francisco, we had a novel idea: to give people the opportunity to savor the beauty and delicacy of Japanese cuisine while at the same time protecting the fragile biodiversity of the world’s oceans. We immersed ourselves in the art of sustainable sushi, came up with a remarkable number of delectable alternatives environmentally dubious choices like bluefin tuna, eel, and hamachi — and in the process became a major cuisine destination for the Bay Area.
It is possible — in fact, it is imperative — to find ways to enjoy the foods we love without destroying the oceans. Unfortunately, this lesson is lost on some of the major seafood brands like Chicken of the Sea. These companies continue to employ destructive fishing practices such as fish aggregating devices (FADs) and conventional longlines, despite the overwhelming evidence that they are ripping up the oceans.