WHY SUPPORT US?
Bookend is a not-for-profit education initiative that seeks to inspire students and their communities with the positive environmental careers they can build making the world a better place. You can see the diverse range of projects that Bookend undertakes to do this on the Bookend website.
Bookend is funded through the donation of time, energy and resources by private individuals concerned about building a positive and co-operative environmental future for our students and community. We started this work voluntarily as we feel privileged in our careers, and we wish to pass this inspiration and opportunity to the next generation. This dedication is supported and guided through our Patrons, including best selling international author Neil Gaiman, national economic commentator Saul Eslake, wilderness photography expert Liz Dombrovskis, and international award-winning documentary maker Cathy Henkel. Our Founding patron was best selling international author Bryce Courtenay.
In previous years, Bookend has taken students on interactive and actual experiences from the World Heritage Wilderness of south-west Tasmania to Lord Howe Island, Antarctica, Papua New Guinea and Thailand. These adventures have covered volcanos, wilderness survival, coastal management, threatened species and more. Our 2014 range of projects fall under the banner of SIXTEEN LEGS.
Bookend began with a small group of people putting their own money into this work because we believe it's important. As the reach of our work grows, and more and more students benefit from what we do, we're seeking support. Your help will support the work of the Bookend Trust, including our school outreach projects, student scholarships and research, and completion of our SIXTEEN LEGS documentary to help raise awareness of the untold biodiversity stories hidden away on our planet. Why is this important? As the world faces ever increasing environmental problems, we need to inspire the upcoming generations to find the enthusiasm, dedication and innovation to deal with them. Sitting back and giving up is not an option! In return, you’ll get great SIXTEEN LEGS products, and an opportunity to experience what Tasmanian has to offer with NEIL GAIMAN!