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Origami Whales: A Gentle Way to Teach Conservation

Thanks TED Talks for this lovely broadcast!  Watch the video, link below

Allow things to unfold and you will find your Purpose in Life. | Peggy Oki | TEDxQueenstown   (time 16.34)

Image result for Origami WhalesThis insightful artist folds paper whales using origami and thousands of volunteers to fold the whales & dophins and give a clear call to action and visual reference point.  Children, Adults, Students, Seniors – all join in and FOLD then STITCH these whales into curtains to be displayed in galleries, schools, civic centers.

HINT: There are YouTubes and Pinterest on origami

Peggy Oki leads with passion. She gives advice to a beginning environmental activist: “Follow your heart with vision and actions, create your fold and you will find your porpoise in life.”


Published on Apr 28, 2016

With an appreciation of flow and motion Peggy’s life has been always been driven by passion. From surfing and skateboarding to the intimate appreciation what she calls the ‘Cetacean Nation’. Discovering the transformative force of participation artwork through her Origami Whales project was the first step to realising that passion could be harnessed, amplified and ultimately inspire for a deeper purpose.

Surfer, Skateboarder, Artist and Activist.
Once the only female member of the famous Zephyr Skateboard team from documentary ‘Dogtown and Z-Boys’: Peggy’s love of the outdoors inspires her to travel worldwide in search of good surf. In 2004, she founded the Origami Whales Project to raise awareness about commercial whaling. She has also developed the Whales and Dolphins Ambassador Program and led campaigns such as ‘Let’s Face It’, which petitions to save New Zealand’s critically endangered Maui’s dolphins and Hector’s dolphins.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


WWF – a great Organization

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is a provider of protection, information and conservation to species and habitats around the world.  If you haven’t enjoy meandering through their site, now is a good time! They have a Marine Fund Raising drive going on right now.

On a hot August day, many of us enjoy sandy beaches and rolling waves. But oceans are more than just great vacation spots, they are also important centers of our planet’s vital biodiversity. That’s why WWF’s marine program isworking to conserve the coldest seas to the warmest tropical waters on earth. Won’t you help support WWF’s conservation work, such as protecting and preserving marine environments, with a symbolic species adoption?

 Six critical marine regions are highlighted in this donation campaign– WWF is  intensively working at the field level in each one:

  • Adopt a Humpback Whale ($25 donation)
  • Adopt a Sea Turtle ($50 donation)
  • Adopt a Dolphin ($100 donation)
  • Adopt an Iguana ($50 donation)
  • Adopt a Blue Whale ($50 donation)
  • Adopt a Clown Fish ($50)