So I have this sticker on my laptop, a take-away from the road trip I took last year with some friends to Washington, D.C. for a big environmental rally in protest of the Keystone XL Pipeline. I was so excited to get to go on this trip; I was really involved in environmental action and volunteering in high school through my school’s ecology club, but haven’t found the same outlets and don’t have the same time to commit now that I’m in college. It felt really good to be a part of such a big movement that I really care about.
I like the sticker, because it often prompts friends and strangers to ask what it means, but I haven’t always done the best job of eloquently explaining hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and its dangers and the other complicated issues surrounding it. But never fear! I just found this great website that explains it really well and uses a visual that I think would appeal to a lot of people in the general populace. Especially now that there’s talk of fracking in Iowa, I hope to have a lot more conversations about this issue. Check out the website if you’d like know more!