via showslow: Chinese Couple Takes Wedding Photos in Gas Masks to Protest Beijing Pollution | Via Daily Mail UK / Image credits: HAP/Quirky China News/REX
Your wedding day is a testament of hope and commitment to the future. This clever Chinese couple decided to use their wedding day to make another testament, too. They donned gas masks for their wedding day to illustrate the horrible state of pollution in Beijing and throughout China. The images are both creatively memorable and an eerie statement against air pollution. Pollution in Beijing has reached high enough proportions that citizens must wear paper masks to avoid breathing in particles that can enter their bloodstream.
This couple’s bold move is a powerful statement to China and the world that pollution needs to be stopped to have the futures we all dream of. Hopefully this couple does not become victim of oppression now that they used their creativity to showcase China’s problems to the world.
1. (of a plant) growing in waste places, along roadsides or in rubbish; growing where the natural vegetational cover has been disturbed by humans.
2. amongst rubbish.
3. a ruderal plant.
Etymology: from Neo-Latin rūderālis, equivalent to Latin rūder-, stem of rūdus, “broken stone, rubble”.
Blue Man Group’s advisory for Earth
Makes me feel like a whiz everything I accomplish leftover gourmet
lisa-rayner: Government-sponsored World War II poster.