Hooters and the Oil Spill: An Unlikely Match


Who knew that Hooters waitresses could make such a large difference in light of the Gulf Oil Spill disaster? Those good looking legs will help reduce 1 million gallons of oil from hitting the coastline. Not too bad, eh?

With a goal of donating 100,000 pairs of used pantyhose, they will contribute to Matter of Trust’s efforts to create booms that will spread 15 miles long that will essentially stop oil from reaching the coastline. The pantyhose will be laundered, patched, and then stuffed with hair, fur, and fleece.

Host a Boom B Q
These booms are not just for waitresses though! You can host a Boom B Q (instructions available on Matter of Trust’s website) to gather the ingredients to create a Boom. They offer YouTube videos and instruction sheets alike to help you contribute to reducing the impact of the oil spill.

Booms B Q

Lastly, you can also encourage your local salons to donate all hair clippings to Matter of Trust’s hair mat project. It is estimated that there are 370,000 salons nationwide that collect a minimum of 1 lbs of hair per day. That’s a lot of hair going to waste!

So get involved by encouraging local salons or hosting a Boom B Q to help take part in the mitigation efforts of our neighbors on the Coast!

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  1. Thats a great idea. I did get my hair cut recently and they told me my hair was going to help with the oil catastrophe. I had no clue but it made me feel good.

  2. Everyone should support this, as it is waste after all, no money involved. At least they can do that.

  3. We have to do something to avoid our environment from disaster. We only borrow the earth from our next generation.

  4. That’s a lot of hair.

  5. My daughter’s salon helped in the effort also. They gathered their daily hair and sent it some where. I didn’t get that part of the message. I thought what a fantastic idea though. Especially if a lot of salons were doing this independently.

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