Hurry up! There are only a few hours left to buy an awesome Save the Whales/VIVA Vaquita t-shirt with the profits going to the Vaquita!
For the entire month of April, VIVA Vaquita will be the recipient of Mahalo Mondays at Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Room in Monterey, California, so please eat and/or drink there on Mondays in April. 10% of Hula’s sales from 4:00 pm until closing on Mondays will go to VIVA Vaquita this April!
TakePart and WWF have teamed up to create a March Madness-like bracket for endangered animals! Please vote on the matchups and TakePart will donate up to $2,500 to WWF! The World Wildlife Fund is one of the biggest Vaquita supporters, so it really is important that you vote once a day until April 9!
Also, my book will soon be for sale in the Hau’ula Gift Shop on the Windward side of Oahu, Hawaii, in the Ching Jong Leong store building in Punaluu. The gift shop is run by Fawwaz Jubran, and is mentioned in this article: http://www.hawaiibusiness.com/Hawaii-Business/January-2008/Roadside-Attraction/.
If you are in the area, please join the Muskwa Club at their Vaquita table during the Point Vicente Interpretive Center’s ‘Whale of a Day’ on April 5 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm! The event promises to be informative, exciting, and simply a whale of a time. 😉
Finally, thanks to everyone who participated in the Post-a-day Challenge. I hope that many people learned about the Vaquita this month, but let’s not stop! Keep sharing the Vaquita love!
I just received an email from TakePart, creators of Change the Course, which I wrote about in a previous post, about a documentary that is making its television premiere Sunday. Here is what the email states:
“‘Informative, fast-moving and scary’—that would be a great way to describe a hungry Grizzly Bear taking you through a PowerPoint presentation, but we’re not talking bears today. We’re talking about the film Last Call at the Oasis and that is how the New York Times described this powerful documentary.
This visually stunning film by Academy Award® winning filmmaker Jessica Yu is an integral inspiration point for the Change the Course campaign. It shatters myths and lifts the veil behind our most precious resource…and most importantly, it’s making its television premiere this Sunday night, Aug. 25, at 8pm ET on Participant Media’s new TV network Pivot.
Find Pivot in your area and watch Last Call at the Oasis!”
So please, watch this and learn everything you can about our disappearing water! Maybe it will talk about the Colorado River and the Vaquita! Click “Find Pivot” to figure out what channel number it will be, and get your popcorn ready for Sunday night!
Please read this awesome article and Take the Pledge to help Change the Course restore the Colorado River and save the Vaquita! You can also text ‘RIVER’ to 77177 to take the pledge and receive updates on the project. For each pledge, 1,000 gallons of water will be added back to the Colorado River! Please take the pledge to use less water and save the Colorado, which could be another piece in the puzzle of saving the Vaquita. The enormous river used to flow in massive amounts into the Gulf of California, until the delta was riddled with dams. It is not known for sure how such damming affects the Vaquita, but we do know that the water needs to be returned to the Gulf for political reasons, which you can read about in the article above. The Change the Course project is a coalition of TakePart, National Geographic, Participant Media, and BEF, and you can watch a video about the project below: