Pickathon in Oregon this past weekend is a music festival and more that celebrates music without the Big Mess many festivals leave on Mama Earth. Sustainability is a big thing here. The stage created by students is even recyclable…
"After building smaller stages at the event the previous two summers, the student-led design and construction team took on the challenge of building a 1,000-person stage this year. As part of a 10-week course that leads up to the event, the students looked at a zero-waste construction practices and ways to divert materials from landfills; after submitting different designs, they settled on stacking massive, industrial cardboard tubes, four-to-six-foot-long cylinders normally used like toilet paper rolls to hold sheet metal, to build a honeycomb-like stage. Trucked out and assembled on site, the tubes were bolted together on the ends, forming a venue that played host to performances by Ex Hex, William Tyler and more, as well as a light show. But as quick as the stage was built, it disappeared. All the material will be repurposed and reused after the festival, and even the portions of the huge rolls that were bolted together will be shredded and used as raw material to make more tubes."
A stage like this would be cool in ATX don't you think? Click here to see the stage and more 411! It's very cool!
There's a new nutrition drink out there called Soylent 2.0.
It's an all-in-one meal replacement drink that's being touted as the future of nutrition.
Here's a quote from their blog: "Soylent 2.0 is designed from the ground-up to provide the vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, and protein that the body needs - all in a convenient, ready-to-drink package."
One of the main ingredients is algae, which the inventors say represents a sustainable food source.
They posted this video to their blog - I'm not 100% sure how it's selling Soylent 2.0, except for the package of it at the end...
But here's the question I have: did no one on the marketing team ever hear of a 1973 sci-fi pic starring Charlton Heston called Soylent Green?
It centered around a world where a food product called Soylent Green was in abundance and keeping the world alive.
The only problem... Well, don't let me spoil it for you. Watch Charlton Heston from the end of the film...
So maybe knowing that, the Soylent 2.0 marketing team could go back to the drawing board for a name?
Yesterday, Amy Schumer put her funny side aside for a little bit, and joined with her cousin, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, in a call for stronger gun control.
This in the wake of the horrible shooting in Louisiana at a screening of her new movie, Trainwreck.
Together, they announced Senator Schumer's new bill that would reward states "that submit records on felons, spousal abusers and the mentally ill to the federal background check system." That according to NBC News.
It's not a topic on which you'd expect a comedian to take a strong stand.
Gwen Stefani and her hubby Gavin Rossdale are calling it quits after 13 years of marriage.
They stopped short of making a Gwyneth Paltrow "conscious uncoupling" statement, but here's what they did have to say to US Weekly.
"While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time."
TMZ's got the story.
And I can't help but wonder how long that "respectful privacy" will last...