Edward Burtynsky

The Impact of Oil: The Visual Story

If you didn’t know, plastic is made from oil – its petroleum by-products. And while we posted earlier about Edward Burtynsky’s TED Prize Talk, this month he made a very compelling return to the TED stage. He presented his latest work on the impact of oil on our environment. While the world noticed oil’s impact from the news this summer from the BP Oil Spill, we move along quickly from major news stories and move on with our lives. But oil is part of our everyday lives – from plastic in packaging to containers to the oil we use in heating and in running our cars. Take in the visual images from Edward’s latest work below.

You’ll understand why we’re 100% plastic free in our products and our packaging.

Edward Burtynsky: A Visual Story of Our Impact on Our Environment

In 2005, now 5 years ago, TED awarded renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky its annual TED Prize. We’ve heard of Burtynsky’s work and his passion to document our human impact on our world. His riveting, and at times near horrific, landscape images captivated us and clearly the people at TED. His video below, which includes his images, is a compelling message for all of us to move towards sustainability.

What do you think? Have you found images that changed your own behavior? Send us a link.