This fund is a good start for the first-time investor. Its
projects have minimum risk, high potential yields, and universal
appeal, and they focus on the way the earth is utilized,
apportioned, and perceived in the global economy.
"We would like to develop a 'grassroots' seed repatriation program that will run, slowly but continuously, for as long as possible. The idea is to plant all manner of flora wherever project members go, regardless of how urban the surroundings. More urban settings are preferred, due to their high exposure. The primary focus of the repatriation will be ethnobotanicals of all kinds. For initial stages this would include (legal) hemps, herb and spice producing plants, annual flowers, and vegetables. $1000 is needed for minimal lab equipment to conduct more serious botanical research to develop strains better suited to city climates. A seed bank will be established that will consist entirely of heirloom seeds, from which anyone will be able to request, free of charge, any seed for their own local repatriation or research. A website will be maintained for the dissemination of information as the p.r. object continually evolves."
"Put 'high water markers' up in exclusive seaside resort communities to show where effects of global warming will increase sea level in 10/15/20 years time." (Note: The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates sea-level rises of between 6 and 37.5 inches in the next 20 years.)
"Need funds or source of (empty) birdcages and fasteners to attach to poles at busy/smoggy intersections. If doing this, ensure that the cage is high enough as not to obstruct trucks or view of lights, also to make it difficult to remove. Attach signage with clean air slogans."
"Create window stickers for SUVs, like the stickers that the dealers put inside of new cars. But instead of having the features of the cars the sticker should contain: the gas mileage of the car, the number of SUVs on the road of that same model, the average number of oil gallons per year these SUVs account for, etc. Place them in windows of car dealership lots that are full of new SUVs."
"Design park benches which are cheap, easy to install, and expensive to remove. Materials should be portable enough to be quickly installed (paralell) on sidewalks. Many cities have removed benches from the streets because people sleep on them, and you have to buy something just to sit anywhere in most cities."
"An WTO/GATT investor will pay US$500 to anyone who successfully deploys a full size Trojan Horse against the fortress that has been built to keep protesters out of sight and away from the power brokers of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) meeting in Quebec. US$200 is being offered by the same investor for anyone who can deploy a siege tower, catapult or 'Trojan Rabbit.'"
to anyone who can "find and administer a substance to a great number of cattle that will make their beef unfit for consumption, without harming either the cattle's health or that of potential consumers--perhaps by discoloring it."
"Go to a site that has been staked out for a strip mall, bank or McDonald's. Carefully move ALL of the stakes the same distance in the same direction--preferably toward a street or sidewalk, thereby increasing the chances that the building will violate public ordinances."
"Subvert chemical lawn maintenance services such as 'Chemlawn'. If you see a truck for such a service, follow it and see where it goes. In the middle of the night, do a stealth 'follow-up treatment' with Roundup. Everything will die and the chemical lawn maintenance company will have to explain how their treatment killed their customers' plants. Report to the media as an irate customer."
"Spray-paint bicycle lanes on major and minor metropolitan streets where biking to work is an option. Spray paint stencilled words inside these lanes: 'BIKE LANE', 'CYCLISTS ONLY' and 'NO CARS THIS LANE', for example. A stick depiction of a cyclist would work well too."
"Gas station employees: hike gas prices at the pump to at least $10 a gallon. Modify the receipt thank you message to provide a statement like: 'This is a fraction of the cleanup costs created by your car.'"
"To call attention to the planned obsolescence of various computer products, place 'best before' dates on various components, either by silkscreening (would have to be done within the factory) or with stickers placed on retail boxes."
"Nuclear weapons accidents occurred with disturbing frequency in the heart of the American landscape, yet little is commonly known about them due to Cold War security restrictions and corporate disinformation campaigns. To counter this silence a series of interactive markers will be placed in weapons accident zones."
"Using the Freedom of Information Act and your skills in investigative reporting, begin gathering all available information on stock holdings, job history, drug usage, etc from Bush Administration appointees and Congressional staffs in areas that have proven hostile to American consumers, the environment, and public safety, and begin a website to post the rogues gallery and their information."
for "an employee of one of the three largest car manufacturers in the U.S. who causes at least hundreds of cars to be shipped with gas tanks that have a capacity of between half a gallon and a gallon of gas only (the cars should be able to go about eighteen miles before refueling). At least some of the cars must be sold, and the media must report on it."
"The World Trade Organization often rules against environmental regulations, claiming they unfairly restrict trade. Create the opposite condition by filing an official complaint with the World Trade Organization that cites lax environmental regulations and poor working conditions as unfair subsidies for poor countries. The WTO must rule on the matter."
"Create an all-out onslaught on SUVS, including bumper stickers to affix to other people's SUVs ('This vehicle approved for sports use ONLY', 'I [heart] Climate Change', etc.), explanatory fliers ('I sabotaged your SUV because...'), and a series of funny anti-SUV commercials." (See also this campaign.)
"Fight privatization of the rails by changing messages on the digital message boards of London Underground trains so that they support the drivers and staff instead of the Labor Government fuckups who are trying to swindle the public out of our fundamental right to decent public transportation."
"In a community lacking in bike lanes, research the most intelligent route and mark it, including painting roadways and adding signage. A printed map should be distributed at local libraries, grocery stores, etc, and local media outreach should get the route publicized, and thus in use, before the transportation authorities can respond."
"Find construction or logging sites that are known deer habitats (bonus points if site is part of a highly visible suburb expansion). Apply 'Buck Lure' ('Guaranteed to bring them in aroused'), available in any hunting section of any well known superstore, to all construction equipment. Film interactions between construction workers, supervisors, and horny deer. Submit to local news media."
"Sneak onto corporate campuses under cover of darkness, and slowly, over a period of nights, plant native trees. Gradually the grounds managers will notice, and then report it to their bosses. If they cut the trees down, inform the newspapers that the corporation is cutting down native trees that were donated to them for free, and planted by volunteers."
"To call attention to the lack of public transportation in Los Angeles (a lack deliberately engineered by three U.S. companies in the 1950s), install 'FREE PARKING' bags (identical to the ones used for 'parking holidays') on parking meters everywhere in the city, either via the local homeless, or by telling businesses to put them on their neighboring meters for an ostensibly official parking holiday."