Publicity Hound jean Logan of Alexandria, Virginia writes:
“I work for a very small nonprofit called the Blue Frontier Campaign. We are building a grassroots movement for ocean and coastal health (we call it the Seaweed Rebellion). We try to teach people that the actions they take in their everyday lives affect ocean health, from the food you eat to the fertilizer you use.
“We have a new book called 50 Ways to Save the Ocean. It’s written by journalist David Helvarg, has a foreword by Philippe Cousteau, and is illustrated by Jim Toomey, creator of the Sherman’s Lagoon cartoon strip. It has a great cover, and is a very easy read, crammed with lots of specific tips that people can use.
“We have been working very hard to get national media, but have found that the current interest in global warming is freezing us out since the media seems to have a problem addressing more than one issue at a time. We are also trying to figure out a way to make educators aware of the book–it would fit very well into an ocean science curriculum for kids.
“Obviously we’d like to sell books because the profits come back to Blue Frontier so that we can continue our grassroots work. More importantly, we think this book can really make a difference for our oceans, if we can get enough people to read it and think about the choices they make.