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The Legacy Book

 

 

A visually stunning publication highlighting unprotected areas throughout Victoria’s watersheds many of which are under immediate threat from logging. Read More 
 

 

 

A visually stunning publication highlighting unprotected areas throughout Victoria’s watersheds many of which are under immediate threat from logging.

 Photo’s by conservation photographers:
 Chris Taylor, Michel Chaptini, Esther Beaton,Adam Menary and Sarah Rees, including writings by Dr James Watson and Central Highlands conservationist; Sarah Rees.
 The book is intended for Australia’s business leaders and politicians to show them the magnificent forested ecosystems and what is being done to them, highlighting the danger of destroying our future generations ecosystem provisions such as clean air, water and carbon storage.
 

Project Name

The Legacy Book www.thelegacy.org.au 

Organisation

MyEnvironment

Overview

Some of the nation's most beautiful and ecologically significant areas are at risk of being lost forever. The book is intended for Australia’s business leaders, politicians and the community to show them the magnificent catchment ecosystems and what is being done to them, highlighting the danger of destroying our future generations ecosystem provisions such as clean air, water and carbon storage.

The book is a visually stunning publication highlighting unprotected areas throughout Victoria’s watersheds many of which are under immediate threat from logging.

Photo’s by conservation photographers Chris Taylor, Michel Chaptini, Esther Beaton,Adam Menary and Sarah Rees, including writings by Dr James Watson and Central Highlands conservationist; Sarah Rees.

64% of Melbournes population oppose logging in catchments (Newspoll 2008).

11 Councils have passed a motion to end logging in catchments democratically

representing 1.2 million people in Victoria (24.06.08). Legacy is an education tool designed to encourage action on this issue and broaden knowledge on the origins of Melbourne’s water. Funding is now required for printing, production and distribution for an educational book depicting a future vision for Melbournes water catchments and the Legacy we will leave behind if something is not done now.

Objective

The success of this project will be measured by political leaders comprehension of this topic, further council commitment to protecting Melbournes water, increased public opposition measured via polling results on catchment protection and a rise in the political profile of this issue. A report will be generated on the projects milestones and success in November 2008.

Budget

 

Task

Cost $

Photography $ 2,000.00
Design $ 5,000.00
Print and production 100% post - consumer waste recycled paper / vegetable inks, 1000 copies @ $11.50 $11,500.00
Postage and Handling 100 @ $5 $ 500.00
Personal delivery to key stakeholders petrol plus one air fare to Canberra $ 1,500.00
Project management and administration 10% $ 2,050.00
   
 Total:    $22,550.00 
   
Raised so far 5,000.00
Yet to raise 17,550

 

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