Ever since I was a child, I have been very interested in nature and the environment. I have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology, and have worked as a zookeeper, wildlife biologist, and ecologist. I am conducting a brief survey of world leaders, government officials, religious leaders, corporate CEOs, environmental groups, wildlife experts, and others regarding nature and the environment. I am also very interested in religious views, customs, and beliefs from around the world, and the interactions between religion, culture, society, and the environment. This is something I am doing out of personal interest, and is not connected to any group or organization. I have been working on this project since the summer of 2006, and hope to eventually turn it into a book and/or documentary. I am hoping to make this into a global project, with responses from all segments of society. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments. If you have not already done so, I hope that you will consider taking part in my project, and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! Thanks for stopping by!
TAKE THE SURVEY ONLINE HERE http://tinyurl.com/nx4ng7
TAKE THE SURVEY ONLINE HERE http://tinyurl.com/nx4ng7
June 02, 2010
Just passing this along at the request of the organization putting on the event..... Spread the word!! With all the bad news lately about the Gulf oil spill and the like, this is something we can all take part in which will help make a difference to our planet!
Water Hour is coming at 8 pm on June 11!
Wonderfully, it is taking off - especially at www.waterhour.org ; on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/n/?group.php&gid=289743054301 and on Twitter www.twitter.com/WaterHour.
This is amazing given that the first inkling was such a short time ago.
Water Hour aspires to be a global happening to protect water. The global launch will take place in June a year from now. Tangible, incremental steps will be taken starting with the all-important pilot test on June 11. Don't be fooled by the word 'pilot'. For everybody who participates, it will be the real thing. But at the same time we will be testing every dimension of the program needed for global uptake over the coming year.
Here's how you can help:
Before June 11 - Start participating yourself at the links above. www.waterhour.org, for example, has several ways to get involved. The site will guide you.
Relay this note to everybody in your networks. This is so important. Our power for change is in our combined networks.
Send the attached media release to all the media you can. [see text of media release below]
During Water Hour - Celebrate water . in big or small ways. Lots of ideas for celebrating are at www.waterhour.org.
However you celebrate, post it on one of the Water Hour social media.
After Water Hour - Return the questionnaire we will send you. Your feedback will transform the pilot into an amazing global happening to protect water.
Water Hour Press Release
Launching a global happening to protect water
First-ever Water Hour – 8 pm, June 11 - www.waterhour.org
Picture all the water in the world filling up a one-gallon pail. Now picture one tablespoon from this pail. That tiny proportion is all that’s available for human use! And because of population, pollution, over-use and evaporation caused by global warming, this precious little amount is dwindling at an alarming rate.
If the coming water crisis concerns you, here's an exciting opportunity to take action and awareness-raising to a new level. Water Hour, 8 pm on June 11 is a moment to celebrate water, to create a torrent of messages and an outburst of action for water! Water Hour takes a whole new approach - leave fear and guilt behind, reconnect with the awe and wonder of water in our lives, and create positive change from a positive place. It's about falling in love with water...all over again. Water Hour taps into the enormous power of social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube, connecting us across the globe to create something wonderful.
You and everyone in your network can participate right now at www.waterhour.org.
Just follow these steps:
Reconnect with your amazing, touching, hilarious experiences with water. Share your water moments on the website for a chance to win a beautiful framed print by photographer James Phillips. www.jamesphillipsphotography.com/waterhour
Submit your ideas for how to celebrate Water Hour on June 11.You can vote for ideas submitted by others and see the top-voted ideas before the big event.
Take part in the top-voted ideas during Water Hour or express yourself in your own way – just be sure to share your action and messages with the world through the Water Hour social networks.
4. Keep going!
Declare your commitment, large or small, on www.waterhour.org to protect water at home and in your community.
Where we’re coming from…
For a generation, we tried the same recipe to motivate action for the environment -- disaster scenarios + guilt + don’ts - like “Don’t leave the tap running when you brush your teeth”. Yes, this has motivated action, but not the breakthrough in public engagement required by the scope and urgency of the challenges we face. Water Hour is changing the conversation. It aims to motivate in a new way, starting from a new place.
Water Hour is a celebration, a time to reflect on what water really means, and a dynamo of action to protect water. The event is designed to encourage:
· on-the-ground action and celebrations, preferably recorded in postings, photos and video to share with others online
· communication of messages worldwide through social media, with www.waterhour.org as a hub driving huge participation on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube.
However people choose to mark the hour, they are invited to get involved in a journey to re-awaken their connection to water, and to commit to its protection:
Savour the moment
Take a little time to reconnect with those moments in your life when you had a powerful experience with water. We’ve all had them – playing deliriously in water as a child, being awe-struck by its beauty, frightened by its power, calmed by its stillness. Ever been lashed by an angry downpour, felt a waterfall’s mist, gulped a glass when thirst won’t wait? Savour those moments and share them on www.waterhour.org/watermoments.
At 8 pm on June 11, celebrate! Take part in the top-voted ideas for Water Hour or express yourself in your own way. You may want to dance it, tweet it, pray it, sing it, improve it, paint it, post it on Facebook, make a sign about it, cook it, photograph it, upload photos that hold it, shout it, swim it, party it, chant it, rally for it, meditate it. However you mark the hour, share it with the world on the Water Hour social networks.
Declare your commitment to protect water. What action, large or small, will you take to conserve water in your household or workplace, to clean and protect the rivers and lakes and aquifers where your water comes from, to stop pollution, to assure that water is shared fairly?
Water Hour is an initiative of the Ecologos Institute’s wider water protection program called Water Alive. www.ecologos.ca www.water-alive.org
For further information please contact:
Nanci Malek – Bentertainment 519-925-0591 firstname.lastname@example.org