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Hugh Manatee is a large aquatic mammal,and he is now going to be the standard-bearer icon for bringing "being green" mainstream.
edit Involvement with the Environment
Manatees are mammals that are often floating just below the surface of the water and often are injured by the propellers of motor boats, generally off the coast of Florida. It is sad and these sweet animals are close to being on the endangered list again. It is this symbol that made the best sense as a play-on-words for the word "Humanity" to have Hugh Manatee be the new symbol for green initiatives. We had Smokey the Bear to help prevent forest fires and McRuff the Crime Dog to stop vandalism and now we need a warm and fuzzy symbol for the efforts to lower our individual and collective carbon footprint.
edit Humanity = Hugh Manatee
If you think about how humankind is spoiling our landscape and doing damage to the environment, we need to all do SOMETHING good for humanity. That's why the new symbol for all green initiatives is Hugh Manatee, a sound-alike for the word humanity.
edit See also
- Al Gore's DVD and Book, "An Inconvenient Truth"
- Joseph Romm's book, "Hell and High Water"
- Thomas Friedman's book "Hot, Flat and Crowded"
- Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring"
- Paul Ehrlich's "Population Bomb"
- Visit www.4hughmanatee.com