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GreenHero Tzeporah Berman was on The Current on CBC yesterday, speaking out against the rampant logging of Vancouver Island’s Clayoquot Sound. You can listen to the half-hour program.

Tzeporah explains why preserving this ecosystem is important not just for the environment, but for our health and the economy. She also reflects on her early act of civil disobedience and her work with corporations to reduce their impact on the environment.

She recently published a memoir called This Crazy Time: Living our Environmental Challenge

You can visit the Indigo in the Manulife Centre in Toronto, Ontario September 20th at 7 pm for Tzeporah’s talk and book signing.

Here are the dates of Tzeporah’s book tour from her website.

You can also learn what she’s up to by following @Tzeporah on Twitter.

In 1989, hairdresser Phil McCrory was watching the clean up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on CNN.

He heard the announcer say that the birds were more affected by the oil than the otters because their fur was able to absorb the oil.

Looking around his salon, the hairdresser had an original idea for the unwanted hair he disposed of every day.

He began testing how much oil he could collect with the hair clippings from his salon and invented the Hair Mat which helped contain an oil spill off the coast of San Francisco in 2007.

The mat is now being used today in the recent Gulf clean-up via the non-profit organization, Matter of Trust.

Remember – in the battle to save the planet, the smallest things, such as cutting your hair, can have a big environmental impact. Share your story of how you’re choosing the environment first and voting with your dollar by entering our contest, and you’ll be eligible to win a prize, including being featured on TV as our next GreenHero!

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