(Newswire.net -- April 11, 2017) -- Shots across President Trump’s Environmental policy bow have already been fired. Protests across the country are snowballing toward these major marches. We’ve seen them in large gatherings outside of the EPA, in front of the White House, in front of the European Union, in Oakland, in San Diego, in New York City, even in Buffalo, NY.
Some passionate protesters are using their creativity to get additional attention. Here are the top five wildest and most unique recent demonstrations surrounding the administration’s Environmental policies.
1. WARNING SIGNS POSTED
The ominous weather warning signs sweeping the nation look very real at first glance. They’re made of metal, and fastened securely onto government signposts. But upon closer look—they’re a warning of the impending effects of global warming, and a literary jab at Donald Trump and his policies.
They first appeared around the Capitol Building and other iconic locations in Washington D.C. They’ve since been sighted all over New York City, along the Freedom Trail in Boston, in Chicago, in Miami, and in Los Angeles. The signs are often concentrated around Trump’s buildings.
The signs warn politicians and passers-by of incoming severe weather, pointing to the first novel to satire President Trump in the character of “Douglas Powers,” who is introduced as “an exploding trophy.” The book first envisions an idyllic 2076 America in Trump’s image--and then a wild government weather conspiracy, and the horrific environmental consequences hiding beneath this prosperous “America first” veneer.
2. DANCING FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
Last Saturday, LGBTQ Environmental Activists held a dance party protest in front of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s home in Washington, D.C., in an epic showing of support and celebration of the environment, hoping to grab Ivanka and Jared’s attention. The house just so happens to be next door to from Exxon Mobile C.E.O., now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s home.
The group intended to “shake what Mama Earth gave” them and “WERK it for Climate Justice.” They did just that, dancing the night away until the police had to put a barricade in front of the house so that that rowdy group didn’t get too close.
3. SKI TRIP IN THE NEWS
When the Trump family headed to Aspen for a late-March ski trip, Aspen Area lawmakers had a bold message ready and waiting for them.
Pitkin County commissioners threw down FULL-PAGE ads in BOTH of Aspen’s daily newspapers, making sure to get Trump’s family’s attention, especially since members of his family council Trump so closely.
The ads took the form of a letter, which first welcomed the family to Aspen and wished them well, but then dove into the disastrous, and very real effects of climate change, pleading the family to reconsider their position on the matter, for the sake of the beautiful planet we all enjoy--one they were enjoying while taking to the slopes.
4. 1984 MOVIE SCREENINGS
Independent movie theaters across the country have been screening the film, “1984,” in protest, and in satire, of the Trump administration. The film is a recreation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, which imagines a future in which the government ignores reality and creates their “facts” in order to further their immediate interests and prosperity.
A joint statement by the family of cinemas presenting the event commented on this.
“Orwell’s portrait of a government that manufactures their own facts, demands total obedience, and demonizes foreign enemies, has never been timelier… By doing what we do best – showing a movie – the goal is that cinemas can initiate a much-needed community conversation at a time when the existence of facts, and basic human rights are under attack.”
5. GOLF COURSE “VANDALISM”
In mid-March, in the quiet stealth of the night, Environmental activists took to the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Carving it in giant letters across a pristine, highly maintained green, they wrote, “NO MORE TIGERS, NO MORE WOODS,” referring to the environmental policies Trump plans to employ, which will slash dozens of important regulations, leadings to far greater CO2 emissions, and further destruction of the environment.
The anonymous group was never caught, and managed to make headlines across the United States.
With all these bold messages, and all the protests, and much larger ones to come, Environmentalists, and most of the world, hold out hope that President Trump will change his mind, and acknowledge his important responsibility to the world in protecting the environment, as the leader of the 2nd largest CO2 producing country in the world.