This poster was designed, by Donna Kassewitz of the
Project in order to
inspire people to save the lives of marine animals by
cleaning up litter in our water environments. Litter
is a serious threat to marine life. Every year countless
numbers of dolphins, whales, manatees, sea turtles, sea
lions, and sea birds die because of litter entanglement or
We must reverse
the "toss it overboard" or "throw it on the ground"
mentality held by many people in our society so that
animals do not have to suffer and die needlessly. The
impact of this poster - a beautiful dolphin's face
entangled in deadly trash - is meant to deliver an
immediate and obvious message.
At SpeakDolphin.com, we often wonder what the dolphins
will have to say to humanity, when we are finally able to
fully speak with them. Very possibly, the first words out
of their mouths will have something to do with cleaning up
our mess in the waters of the world!
If your organization would like to participate in this
important project, by distributing and displaying these
posters in your local area please contact Donna by email:
Ideal display locations include: marinas, bait & tackle shops, beaches,
lake and riverfront parks. Participating groups will be
required to provide us with a list of the public places
where these posters are displayed, in order to create a
database of display sites. This database will help to
determine how thoroughly the posters are distributed
within the State of Florida and beyond. Additionally,
participating groups will need to commit to taking the
posters down in 1 year - so that the posters themselves do
not become ocean litter. We plan to have replacement
posters each year, so the new posters can be put up at the
same time as the faded ones are removed.
groups will be able to display their logo on the bottom of
the poster - giving them full credit for local
distribution. This is a great opportunity for local groups
to make a big difference - locally and globally!