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August 27, 2010

Cosmetics for Clean Energy

MakeupLush, the cosmetics company that creates products from only organic, vegetarian ingredients, is taking its dedication to the environment one step further with a new campaign against the Canadian tar sands.

Alongside the Rainforest Action Network, Lush is working to raise awareness about the controversial environmental, social, and political effects of tar-sand mining. Unlike conventional oil sources, tar sands are a mixture of bitumen, clay, sand, and water that must be dug up and refined into oil, a process that requires huge amounts of energy and water. 

Lush's campaign encourages America's and Canada's governments to consider clean, renewable energy alternatives such as wind and solar. 

--Allison McCann 

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