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38 Crude Oil Awareness Innovations

From the Gulf Oil Spill to Oil-Absorbing Mats

— May 1, 2010 — Eco
The Gulf oil spill has dominated the news this week, and awareness of the environmental dangers crude oil presents has never been higher. These innovations take our obsession with oil to new heights, from crude barrel necklaces emblazoned with the price of oil to oil-absorbing hair mats that are made from old salon hair clippings.

Implications - Addressing serious issues in a way that can be observed and understood by the mass population is a difficult task. Charitable organizations and ad agencies face this dilemma daily, often walking a fine line between what's appropriate and what isn't. For some issues, such as the Gulf Oil Spill, there is no delicate way to discuss the problem, which is when a crude, harsh approach is probably the most effective.
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A Move for an Oil-Free Economy
A Move for an Oil-Free Economy
Abu Dhabi Nuclear Programme
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Oil Prices Lead to Fewer Drivers
Oil Prices Lead to Fewer Drivers
Almost 10 Billion Fewer Miles Driven in May
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Oil Price to Drive Out Plastic
Oil Price to Drive Out Plastic
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35
Ending The US Dependence on Foreign Oil
Ending The US Dependence on Foreign Oil
T Boone Pickens Has A PickensPlan
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Cow Fat Motor Oil
Cow Fat Motor Oil
Green Earth Technologies
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Terror Free Oil
Terror Free Oil
Clever Marketing with Fear? or American Tragedy?
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32
Oil Landscape Talks
Oil Landscape Talks
The Edward Burtnysky Ted Presentation Photographs the Energy Crisis
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31
Crude Oil Awareness Pots
Crude Oil Awareness Pots
Oil Can Tea Set
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30
A World Without Oil
A World Without Oil
The All Too Plausible Alternate Reality Game
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29
100% Biodegradable Auto Oil
100% Biodegradable Auto Oil
G-OIL From Animal Fat
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28
Oil Rig Music Videos
Oil Rig Music Videos
Ciara and Missy Elliot Take to the Desert for 'Work'
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‘Loonie' Anti-Oil Activism
‘Loonie' Anti-Oil Activism
Canada's Dogwood Intitiative ‘No Tankers'
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Oil-Absorbing Hair Mats
Oil-Absorbing Hair Mats
Matter of Trust Takes Salon Hair Clippings to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills
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Spray on Crude Oil
Spray on Crude Oil
Cory Ingram's Crude Cologne
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24
Gas Station Art Projects
Gas Station Art Projects
International Fiber Collective For Oil Dependency Awareness
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Photography Inspired by Oil Prices
Photography Inspired by Oil Prices
Images to Prove Artists Will Never Run Out of Creative Fuel
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Underwater Pollution Sniffers
Underwater Pollution Sniffers
Robotic Fish to Detect Marine Pollutants in Ocean Near Spain
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21
Organic Environmental Cleansers
Organic Environmental Cleansers
Bioremediation (Plants and Microbes) Eat Up Contamination
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Satirical Jewelry
Satirical Jewelry
Crude Barrel Necklace Reveals Price of Oil
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19
Windpower for Oil
Windpower for Oil
PyroPhase's Radio Frequency Heating Technology Aids Crude Production
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18
Oil & Economy Crisis Fashion
Oil & Economy Crisis Fashion
‘A Gallon of Gas' in Fantasticsmag
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Oil Tankers Conserve Oil With Massive Sail
Oil Tankers Conserve Oil With Massive Sail
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Oil Pooping Bugs?
Oil Pooping Bugs?
Scientists Create Unlikely Source of Petrol Energy
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15
Green Gas Station
Green Gas Station
BPs Helios House
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14
Crude Awareness Through Jewelry
Crude Awareness Through Jewelry
The Recycled Oil Pendant
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13
Rat-Infested Art Exhibits
Rat-Infested Art Exhibits
Banksy's "Crude Oils" Installation
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12
Boat Fueled by Human Fat
Boat Fueled by Human Fat
Earthrace
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11
Extreme Zoo Awareness Stunts
Extreme Zoo Awareness Stunts
Redesigned Habitats Open Eyes to Ecological Destruction
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10
Diesel Trees
Diesel Trees
Grow Your Own Oil (Copaifera langsdorfii)
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9
Reverse Psychology PSAs
Reverse Psychology PSAs
Don't Vote Campaign Shows Killer Oil Prices
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8
Fashion Statement Against Oil Prices
Fashion Statement Against Oil Prices
Alphanumeric Gassed Tee
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Manmade Islands from Trash
Manmade Islands from Trash
Turning a Gyre of Junk Into a Revitalized Ecosystem
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6
Oil Barrel Chairs
Oil Barrel Chairs
Recycled Furniture by Vaho Works
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5
Crude Imagery for Awareness
Crude Imagery for Awareness
Blood of Earth on Your Mouth
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4
Oil Spill Inspired Fashion
Oil Spill Inspired Fashion
Runways Blacked out for Fall
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3
Killing Animals For Oil
Killing Animals For Oil
Toyota Prius Awareness Campaign
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2
Oil Rig Resorts
Oil Rig Resorts
Sustainable Developments to Beautify Floating Gulf Coast Eyesores
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Oil Drum Furniture
Oil Drum Furniture
Francois Royer Creates a Rock(ing) Chair Out of Steel
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