Annabelle Gurwitch's Big Fat Environmental Crisis

Annabelle Gurwitch's Big Fat Environmental Crisis

It's not too often that we get to write about comedians here -- probably because comedians aren't generally designing new eco-friendly furniture, solving home-based environmental problems, or addressing any of our environmental concerns in a meaningful way.

But, as soon as we generalize ... obviously, someone is bound to prove us wrong.

Take Annabelle Gurwitch's My Big Fat Environmental Crisis, a webisode airing exclusively on, for instance.

In the video (which is about 8 minutes long) Annabelle travels to her local recycling center and then to her local landfill. At both places, she peppers the employees with her questions and concerns.

We assumed, before watching, that she'd end up glossing over facts and figures that we were already familiar with. That actually wasn't the case. Annabelle digs up some interesting information about where all our recycled paper goes, about how much trash ends up in one landfill each day, and about what can and cannot be recycled and why.

And, best of all, it's pretty funny (stuffed Scooby-Doos cannot be recycled). And, then, it's also pretty sad.

"If we keep doing this every day, won't we run out of space?" She asks an employee at a Los Angeles landfill.

"Yes" is his simple answer.

Watch it here or here.

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