15 November 2010 Raising Awareness on the Runway! Posted by: Caitlin Leutwiler | 1 comment | Share: Items featured in "Oil Spill" Defenders has friends in fashion! And designer Yotam Solomon is using his upcoming spring collection to prove that environmental awareness is all the rage. Solomon - who says, “Environmentally friendly high fashion is on our forefront!” - drew inspiration for his coming spring collection, “Oil Spill,” from this year’s BP oil disaster, which he believes is “a major event in our decade and even century.” He hopes the collection, which comprises a variety of heels, dresses and separates, will raise awareness about the tragic oil spill and other environmental issues. Designer Yotam Solomon The eco-friendly designer has pledged to donate a portion of the sales from the 2011 collection to Defenders for our work in the Gulf. You don’t have to be a fashionista to know that hard work and generosity like that never go out of style! Learn more: Click here to see Yotam Solomon’s “Oil Spill” collection and more. YOU can help protect wildlife impacted by oil in the Gulf of Mexico too – urge your Senators to pass the Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Accountability Act before Congress adjourns for the year. One Response to “Raising Awareness on the Runway!” Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up Helicopter gunning kills 23 wolves in Idaho; Urge Secretary Jewell to abandon gray wolf delisting proposal — Call your representative by March 14; Washington wildlife agency urged to end support for abolishing federal wolf protections; The latest on Governor Otter’s wolf control board. Two Too Many Development Projects in the Ivanpah Valley While these projects most definitely directly impact a species that has been identified as threatened and is dependent on the habitat where they would be built, Silver State South and Stateline’s approval is most troubling for a bigger reason. You see, this isn’t just an issue for the Ivanpah Valley. Developers and agencies need to be conscious of how and where they plan energy projects all across the country. They need to look at renewable energy planning with a landscape-wide lens, understanding that building in the right places and making an effort to minimize environmental impacts from the start are essential. California’s Rim Fire: Opportunities Rise from the Ashes After California’s devastating Rim Fire, will officials take the opportunity to give nature a chance to fully recover?