Here’s an idea for you: what if we go out in the Gulf of Mexico, begin collecting all the oil that’s been leaking from the Deepwater Horizon, inject it into glass orbs, and sell it on the market?
You might think “why the heck would we do this?” This idea is a double-edged sword:
- It directly helps with getting the oil out of the gulf; and
- Proceeds from sales of the glass orbs can help fund the disaster relief in the Gulf Coast.
Why bother collecting the oil? The Deepwater Horizon spill is by far the largest spills in U.S. history, so this is a rare opportunity for the public to own a piece of history.
The glass orbs would be about 4-6 inches in diameter, contain crude oil from the oil spill, and come with a base. The base would have something that reads:
On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon exploded, subsequently spilling tens of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf, endangering wildlife and the Gulf fishing industry. This orb contains the crude oil spilled from the largest oil spill in history.
It would be a worthwhile souvenir, considering that the money from each purchase of a oil spill orb would go to clean-up and restoration efforts.
There’s nothing to lose except the oil in the Gulf!