Oil Derrick, c.2030

Composition of relic:

Metal, oil.

Factors that led us to abandon this object:

Depletion of “standard” oil sources, outrage at dangers of extreme oil drilling, rise of cheap renewable energy.

Obstacles in the way of this relic being abandoned:

Oil companies; finance and economics system that externalizes environmental and human rights costs.

Strategies we used to overcome those obstacles:

Lobbying and campaign finance restrictions; continued documentation of and campaigning on climate impacts of reliance on oil; promotion of renewable energy as alternative.

photo by Pay No Mind on flickr