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'EDUCATE to ACTIVATE' Help '21st Century - The Age Of Protection' Into Schools

The Ocean Voices in this book are stories that need to be told! Helping this Book on its journey into schools & libraries will make sure they are heard!

"EDUCATE to ACTIVATE" Get This Book "21st Century - The Age Of Protection" Into Schools & Libraries!

ARTIST for the OCEAN

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I am an artist that has been building a book of my "Awareness" Paintings the past 6 years. I feel very deeply about the information that I have compiled regarding the ocean and the voice of the animals in each chapter of the book. I created this book to further share their voice from a visual voice I painted to allow more individuals to hear/view the ocean voice and make well informed choices in their lives. These choices can create a better life for the animals, their community, and the earth.
 
I am an advocate for improving the educational system to allow us as individuals to evolve with the changes that are occurring around the world. Today is the time for "PROTECTION" of what is still alive on this planet.
"EDUCATE to ACTIVATE" is the objective so why not donate books to the school system and public libraries. If they are on the shelves then they can be shared immensely!

There are at least 60 art photos shared in the book including the individual paintings that have a strong story to expose in each chapter. The chapters speak about an animal and their background, then how this story was painted as a visual voice, finishing with the positive impacts that have happened the past 6 years that have impacted this species life.
 
This book not only educates with awareness of what is happening in the ocean and its inhabitants it also INSPIRES people that change does occur with perserverance when you can look back over a set amount of time.
 
Sharing this campaign via the Facebook, Twitter, Email links helps this campaign get noticed on Indiegogo and can push it further into the eye of more compassionate and inspire more individuals!
 
Schools are teaching the children so let's help give them more tools, the world depends on them to "PROTECT". I want this book to be in every school around the world!
 

ENDORSEMENTS

 

“21st Century, Age of Protection” is a personal and passionate journey of author Bob Timmons as he recounts his own  journey as an animal activist.  From sharks to seals, turtles to tuna, each chapter descriptively highlights the pain and suffering inflicted by mankind against the ocean’s creatures in the name of competition, greed, entertainment and ignorance - and the shocking lengths the perpetrators will go to hide or justify their actions.

 

Shocking as they may be, each tale of travesty also brings with it a message of hope, with concrete examples of progress made as a result of activist campaigns. Indeed, Bob provides ample evidence that activism is effective, and shows how individual actions – from making informed consumer choices, to writing to a company that may seem indirectly involved in an issue, to raising an issue with politicians – can translate into positive change for the planet.

 

Bob’s paintbrush has become his “personal weapon” in his crusade to protect ocean life, and this is evident from the beautiful and haunting images of ocean life and the insightful stories or their inspiration and creation.  Each brings a message of awareness, which will hopefully serve to inspire further self-education and action.  By informing ourselves, educating others, leading by example and taking positive actions, change is possible: by becoming more aware of our actions and their consequences, each of us can make better decisions to protect the planet and the LIFE that depends on it."

~Sheryl Fink, Director, Canadian Seal Campaign

 

 

 

"My sister and I are big Sea Shepherd supporters, and Bob Timmons has created a great reflection of SSCS in this book with their campaigns that contain interesting and factual, detailed, information, with his incredible hands-on research of positive actions for the ocean. My sis and I give our  "green tea party" thumbs up for this book!"

~Shane and Sia Barbi, The Barbi Twins

 

 

"The effects of climate change, deforestation, species extinction and deoxygenation of the world's ocean, to name a few 21st century threats, are not insular. What affects one species inevitably alters the path of another. We are all connected in this biosphere and all live on one planet. With marine animals assaulted, as they have never been before, with an end result - mass species decimation - the time is NOW to wake up and acknowledge that our fate is inexorably linked to those creatures that lack a voice on the world's stage. Bob Timmons has recreated these threats in the form of visual art, a language understood via the world, and in a way that communicates this harm humans have done. With raw and often emotional text, this is a must-read for anyone who is passionate about survival, not just of the fittest, but also of the web of life, as a whole."

Cara Sands, Friends of the Dolphins

 

 

OBJECTIVE


The objective of this campaign is to get this book into schools and libraries for FREE! I will donate a paperback book while quantities last to schools of all levels and public libraries globally. The more books we can make the better the outreach will be for this campaign.

On completion of this campaign we hope to have enough funds raised to buy soft paper back books. From there we will take:
 
50% will be distributed to schools/libraries around the world
 
The remaining 50% of the books will be sold having 25% of the profits going to a charity like "Sea Shepherd", "The Dolphin Project", "Refuge RR for Horses", on a quarterly basis.
 
Below are the quotes I have received from a local Toronto Book Binding Business:

$1365 for 50 copies,
$2388 for 100 copies,
$3408 for 150 copies
ETC ETC ETC ETC
plus applicable taxes
 
I set my goal for $4000 due to this fundraising platform will take 9% if I do not reach my goal and paypal and bank fees will take an additional 3% from the goal. Their will be taxes on the book too when I put in the order. So let's make this happen for the children to have the knowledge for change "Educate to Activate"!
 
The more money raised means more books and more information shared in the schools and libraries. Leaving even more money to go to charities as well from the remaining 75% of paper back books.
 

If you reach your goal, expect to receive:
Goal – Fees = Your Take-away
C$4,250 - Fees = C$3,952

 

PERKS

 
So ways to support this campaign are to first choose one of the perks!
 
$25 - First perk is a "PRE-ORDER" of the EBook that is being launched on WORLD OCEAN DAY - JUNE 8th, 2013!
 
$50 - Second perk is for the Ebook ONE WEEK EARLY before its RELEASE!
 
$100 - Third Perk is for anyone that feels this is a great opportunity to get Ocean Awareness into the schools and libraries and will receive an EARLY EBOOK Copy along with Six 8.5"x11" of all of the Chapters showcased Art Pieces!
 
$150 - Adding a personal gift of a signed paperback book of the project with an early release of the Ebook. The paperback delivery will take some time to be delivered. This includes delivery as well.
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$250 - Fourth Perk this Warrior will receive a Signed Paperback of the book and an Early Release of the Ebook ONE WEEK Before the OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH on WORLD OCEAN DAY - June 8th PLUS an EARTH WARRIOR Signed Certificate PLUS an 8.5"x11" print of EACH Art Piece of the 6 Chapters making that 6 signed prints in Total.
 
Last but Not LEAST! Anyone can SHARE this campaign by using the above Indiegogo links for "Twitter", "Facebook", and "Email" so this campaign can receive the "INDIEGOGO GOGOFACTOR!!"

 

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