A blog reader sent me this link to an EarthFirst blog entry called Eco-Fail: Giant $6M Foam Statue of Liberty a Big Polluting Mess. And according to their article, YTB is now on their radar!
Seems the Huffington Post is also picking it up as well!
And here too!
Perhaps it’s a fitting tribute to a country that wore the ‘Biggest Polluter’ crown for so long: a 130-foot, 50,000-lb replica of the Statue of Liberty, made entirely of foam and sprayed-on plastic. The company that commissioned the statue, however, wasn’t trying to be ironic or make a point. They really thought it was a good idea to construct this thing – which is only 13 feet shorter than the original Statue of Liberty – made up of what the Sierra Club calls ‘the ultimate waste product’......
The unveiling of YTB’s giant statue of liberty is meant to get them plenty of publicity before their convention. Their goal is to be the world’s biggest travel company by 2011. Let’s give them negative publicity instead: YTB is now on our radar as a foe of the environment. They’ve already got a bad rep for being a rip-off pyramid scheme, so it’s not like many people will be surprised.Man if ELF or Greenpeace gets a hold of this, watch out. YTB may make national news yet, but perhaps not for the reasons they had hoped.