“Listen to the artists, musicians, the poets, the children...”
The "Let's Face It" Visual Petition (VP) campaign for the critically endangered Hector's & Maui's dolphins of New Zealand. Since initiating the campaign in 2012, we have nearly 9,400 VPs with a goal of 10,000. www.lets-face-it-dolphins.com
"Travel and printing costs for more "Let's Face It" VP banners will be around $4,500. Additional funds will go towards covering costs for the Origami Whales Project.
I can't stress enough the need for your contributions and assistance. Can you help find corporate funding, or any form of sponsorship that will continue to assist with efforts to save the Whales and Dolphins? What business do you know that needs a world cause?
For over 25 years (mostly at my personal expense) I have been an activist for Cetaceans (Whales and Dolphins). For over a decade I've empowered children of all ages (including adults) while raising awareness about the plight of Whales and Dolphins through visually powerful public Environmental Art projects and exhibits all over the world. The photo below is from my trip to Tokyo in 2010 to join up with Ric O'Barry ("The Cove") and Save Japan Dolphins with a curtain of 1,300 Origami Dolphins. Each paper dolphin represents a real dolphin slaughtered annually in the fishing village of Taiji, Japan.
Since 2004, the Origami Whales Project (OWP) has worked to raise awareness concerning threats to cetaceans (dolphins and whales) through its stunning and memorable "Curtain of 38,000 Origami Whales."* Created by thousands of concerned citizens across the globe and exhibited throughout the world, this large-scale public art project serves as a powerful visual statement and memorial for the thousands of individual whales killed since the 1986 ban on commercial whaling.
* Since its inception, "the big curtain" is updated each year by adding 2,000 more Origami Whales (the number of real whales reported killed each year).
As urgent need for cetacean rights activities arise, the Origami Whales Project has expanded with additional outreach and education programs, creating "Curtains" of origami dolphins and whales in United States, Japan, Dominica, and New Zealand.
By check or money order payable to "Cetacean Society International" with this essential memo on the check: “Origami Whales Project”
Please send checks to:
“Origami Whales Project”
c/o Cetacean Society International
PO Box 330298
West Hartford, CT 06133-0298
(Please provide the name and address of any donor seeking a tax deduction for their donation. CSI shall acknowledge donations of $250 with a letter of confirmation to the donor for IRS tax deduction requirements.)
Your tax-deductible contribution will help the Origami Whales Project continue to raise awareness through exhibit and outreach, educating and empowering children and adults, who all are invited to participate in this large scale public environmental art project.
Origami Whales Project Founder & Director, "Let's Face It" Visual Petition campaign coordinator