One Masked Thing: Statement Masks Are IN

Now that many areas of the country are re-opening and facemasks are being required or strongly encouraged, numerous media outlets have reported on masks that make a fashion or political statement.  First, we hope that as people increasingly see others wearing them, that they too will wear masks — that is one way we can keep each other safe.  Masks are uncomfortable,  but they should be like wearing shoes and shirts in public places – what is expected to be polite and sanitary.  To make it fun, here are some planet-friendly suggestions. There are cute animal masks for kids from Cubcoats.  Or similar ones for adults from the Cincinnati Zoo.  There are also masks of the tube variety with celestial motifs. Greenpeace has a great how-to on turning an ordinary mask into a real political statement.  But when it comes to that, we prefer one with this simple, but obvious message, “VOTE,” as seen here on someone who should know.

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