Myrtle the Turtle is a children’s book about a young, adventurous sea turtle in the Pacific Ocean who mistakes a plastic bag for a jellyfish, and realizes she needs your help to keep her ocean home safe and beautiful.
We’ve known for decades that plastic pollution is harming our wildlife. Scientists have found plastic fragments in literally hundreds of species, including 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species, and 43% of all marine mammal species. When animals ingest plastic waste, it can block their digestive tracts and as a result, they starve.
Nothing we use for ten minutes should harm wildlife and pollute the environment for hundreds of years.
This book is meant to educate kids—and their grown-ups—about a very real and striking problem happening in our oceans and challenge them to do their part to protect Myrtle and other ocean creatures. Because as we all know, when kids set their mind to something, nothing can stop them.
Myrtle the Turtle is a 20 page, soft-cover book that's easy for little hands to hold.
Here’s a breakdown of what the campaign will fund:
- Getting the book printed
- Shipping costs to us, shipping costs to you
- Donating 100 copies of the book to kids at environmental education events across Oregon
Myrtle the Turtle was written by Celeste Meiffren-Swango, the State Director with Environment Oregon and Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center, statewide environmental non-profit organizations working for a cleaner, greener future. Your membership to Environment Oregon allows us to educate Oregonians about plastic pollution and other issues impacting marine wildlife like Myrtle the Turtle.
**Note on rewards: want to donate your copies of the book to kids? Just let us know! And if there are other ways that you'd like to give, please reach out to us.
Risks and challenges
The book is written and illustrated, we just need help with the costs of printing and shipping. Your support would go a long way to bringing Myrtle the Turtle to life.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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