Stop by and check out this GREAT book by Joel Harper!
It all started in the mind and soul of Joel Harper: writer, musician and teacher. He had an epiphany while riding home on his bicycle one day when he saw the effects of pollution in the storm drains around his community. He realized that he needed to do something meaningful with his talents to help change the way people interacted with their environment.
Joel’s vision became reality with his popular children’s book and social anthem, “All the Way to the Ocean” in 2006. Today, Joel is working with his partners at Mediatavern to take his idea to the next level, and tell his story in an even more powerful way. Animation.
About the Book
The book represents the confluence of artistic passion and a sense of duty to our world that has resulted in a truly beloved story, with characters and a message that resonates to all generations and cultures. More than 30,000 copies of the book have been distributed around the world via schools, organizations, caring communities and parents. It is a true labor of love that has touched and influenced thousands that caring for our oceans and environment must become a way of life.
" All the Way to the Ocean is an opportunity to learn about how our actions link directly back to nature. Collectively and individually, we have a great responsibility to protect the ocean and the wonderful creatures that live there. If we all do just a little, together we can give a lot."
-Big Wave Surfer, Laird Hamilton
" All the Way to the Ocean is an educational and inspiring story that illustrates that everyone, no matter how small, can make a difference in helping the ocean and the animals that live there. The Aquarium of the Pacific believes in empowering people of all ages because together we can ensure a better future for our ocean planet."
-Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA
" In All the Way to the Ocean, Joel skillfully tackles non-point source pollution in an entertaining way that many children will find engaging. The book also contains references, links and other information to encourage greater reader awareness and action. This book has a timely message that can positively impact our environmental sensitivity and, more specifically, reduce our non-point source pollution. I urge you to consider this book for your sales venues, park libraries and as a gift for a child you know."
-John D. Mott, Cooperating Associations Program Manager Interpretation and Education Division, Department of Parks and Recreation