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For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cool coal coloring book

I don't know about you, but I'm thinking this coloring book, Eyes for Frosty, would make a great back-to-school educational gift for our nation's youngest students. What's more important than learning about where our energy comes from? Particularly the nitty gritty about coal? Fascinating stuff.

The Sierra Club has this to say about it:
Families Organized to Represent the Coal Economy, a coal-industry association that ironically does not permit families to join, recently released a coloring book for children teaching them the basics about coal energy. Enter Power Rock and his sidekick Spurt, superheroes with lumps of coal for heads.

To make a moronic story short, Power Rock sings the praises of coal energy, reminding kids that without coal they wouldn’t be able to play videos games or cruise the internet. Of course, he forgets to mention that coal is unsustainable, incapable of being clean, and continues to be a major contributor to climate change -- but these are just pesky little details probably too difficult to color.

Go download it now! Also makes a great holiday gift!

Originally, from this article on Grist, Coal coloring book teaches kids about dirty energy.


Anonymous said...

'Power Rock' is freaking me out. Really, he looks kind of scary. But then I probably just don't understand all the benefits of coal. ;)

Farmer's Daughter said...

I agree with Amber. Power Rock is scary looking!

Robj98168 said...

Hmmmm. I am having a BBQ- maybe need to invite Power rock over might run short on charcoal!

Greenpa said...

Absolutely hilarious! yeah, the coal head looks ominous to any normal primate.

We could take this as evidence that the coal "leadership" is even more incompetent than we suspected.

After the comic-book idea will come the "Coal Family CookBook!: Favorite Recipes of Illiterate Impoverished Coal Mining Clans Through the Centuries!"

Diane said...

When in doubt, target the kids, right?!! I hope the parents are paying attention to this. Thanks for the heads up!