Rachel McAdams gathers human hair for oil spill relief

Rachel McAdams gathers human hair for oil spill relief

So fresh and so green, green 

According to Shinan Govani’s column today, Toronto starlet Rachel McAdams has been doing her part to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Known for her eco-crusading (she helped launch the site Green Is Sexy), R-Mac was spotted in the city’s salons, asking for leftover hair. The purpose: to make large bundles of hair called hair booms, which are placed in the ocean to sop up oil. The problem: they don’t work—the booms become so waterlogged that they sink. Nice try, Rach. Points for effort.

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