Movies are a welcomed and universal medium for communication – engaging audiences in a message, moral or to help make a difference.

Powerful connections are formed with characters and animals generate enormous appeal across a wide demographic, as such they are a perfect choice for communicating vital messages about the environment.

Furry Vengeance is one recent production utilising the personable and comedic gesture of animals to campaign for wildlife. Man vs Raccoon and his convoy of critter cohorts is a hilarious yet heartfelt film that highlights the real world struggle over land. Issues presented throughout include animal rights, deforestation, youth activism and priorities assessment – encouraging greater value for natural resources, family and connecting with both.

Capitalising on the magnetism of wildlife themed films producers reinforce their eco message by having audiences TAKE PART in campaigns that benefit conservation. As with producers of Furry Vengeance ‘Participant Media’ who created a campaign around the film providing an action list of 5 THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW!

The Social Action Campaign for Furry Vengeance focuses on the importance of endangered species and habitat preservation. A customized package including activities and materials, distributed to elementary students nationwide, engaged and educated future environmentalists in over 16,000 classrooms. The package includes tools and opportunities for students to explore the natural areas of their communities and develop skills and deeper knowledge of habitat and animal protection issues.

You can download a copy of the materials here.

The worlds best views may come from public loo’s according to Luke Barclay porcelain photographer and can connoisseur. His new book A Loo With A View is the second in a series of surprisingly intriguing travel guides that highlight rest stops with unrivalled panoramas – arguably some of the best in the world.

Barclay manages turns Loo Hunting into a global expedition of visual delights altering ones perspective on what could be deemed a matter of inconvenient necessity. It quickly becomes apparent that our bathrooms have the potential to be much more including viewing arenas for sports games, bird-watching even elephant spotting. Some of these advantage points not otherwise accessible by any other means.

Since we spend approximately 3 years of our lives in the bathroom; according to Barclay, it seems logical to look for a loo with a view!

Better than a big screen the seat to beat is in the bathroom providing an array of visual stimulus including tranquility, action, entertainment, and absolute solitude.

Details about both books are available through Barclay’s website along with Loo News ‘the most important newswire on earth’Loo Links and other Loo Fun.

When your cognitive and functional parts show signs of wear there is only one thing for it, it’s time to absconder to a far off yonder. Sadly, taking a vacation from pressing duties to reclaim lost vitality is a luxury dependent on time and money – two commodities most cannot afford.

But, what if unbeknownst to co-workers, spouse, offspring and most importantly your boss, you could take an instant vacation that offered freedom from stress and rejuvenation of mind body and soul?

With no money or time consuming travel necessary here is your solution to an Instant Vacation…

Laughter is possibly the most powerful weapon against work induced overload, leveraging this Simple Truth – a little book sure to put a smile back on your dial.

Laughter is an Instant Vacation is 160 pages of pure, unadulterated … FUN.
It has over 250 great quotes, and many funny photos that’ll make you laugh out loud. This gift is terrific for anyone, because in today’s world, who do you know that won’t appreciate a good reason to laugh? Plus studies show we need 12 laughs a day to stay healthy. Consider this book a gift of good health!

Here are just a few of the many funny quotes featured in this book.

“My husband wanted one of those big-screen TV’s for his birthday. So I just moved his chair closer to the one we have already.” -Wendy Liebman

“Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes.” -Bob Thaves

“I’m not going to vacuum ‘til Sears makes one you can ride on.” -Roseanne Barr

“So far on my 30-day diet, I lost 18 days.” – Terry McEntire

“I’m not offended by all the blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb…and I also know that I’m not blonde.” – Dolly Parton

Click here to read more funny quotes featured in this gift book.

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