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Chris Jordan - Midway

Chris Jordan - Midway
On Midway Atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place: inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses. The nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted Pacific Ocean. For me, kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. These birds reflect back an appallingly emblematic result of the collective trance of our consumerism and runaway industrial growth. Like the albatross, we first-world humans find ourselves lacking the ability to discern anymore what is nourishing from what is toxic to our lives and our spirits. Choked to death on our waste, the mythical albatross calls upon us to recognize that our greatest challenge lies not out there, but in here. ~cj, Seattle, February 2011 Midway film trailer Donate to the Midway Project.

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Managing rain and stormwater runoff The City of Vancouver designs streets, country lanes, and rain gardens with absorbent materials to reduce surface flooding and divert stormwater runoff from the sewer system. The absorbed water is filtered by the ground and released slowly into local streams, similar to nature's own processes. These designs help create more attractive, enjoyable neighbourhoods. Some integrated stormwater management designs used by the City are shown below.

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