Hello You Good People:
We're reaching out to people this last weekend of voting (closes August 31st) for the NRCM Environmental Hero Award.You folks know not only the Save Passamaquoddy Bay work, you know that Bob has also assisted several groups aroundMaine and in the county -- US, Tribal, Canada in their environmental battles. Since anyone anywhere can vote, we're asking you to adda note to this message and send it out to everyone on your list. Please send this today to the folks in Native Environmental Organizations,Canadian folks, fishermen's association -- everyone you can inspire to vote. Happily with social media the effort is pretty easy, the timing immediate.Thanks so much.Linda and Bob's nominators -- Sarah Strickland and Kathy Berry, Mill Cove, Robbinston"ProtectWhatYouLove."—Jacques CousteauEnvironmental heroes can be professionals and they can be regular citizens. If we love this great earth, care about its air, water, land, people and creatures, a time comes when we simply must stand up to protect it. That's what Bob Godfrey in tiny Eastport, Maine did, and is still doing. To some Bob is our beloved relative, to others a trusted friend. He is an uncle and neighbor who cares about the children. He is the voice leading efforts to save glorious Passamaquoddy Bay, fed by the Bay of Fundy in downeast Maine, from massive industrial destruction. His work is for fishermen, whales, migrating birds, tide pools, dark skies, clean air and the abundant sea.You know someone who knows Bob or someone like him. You respect the Bobs of the world for their keen minds, unending determination and plain hard work. All around the world, we are asking people to join together in thanking this Bob by voting for him as an "Environmental Hero," part of the People's Choice Award program of the Natural Resource Council of Maine. A vote for Bob is a vote for every individual who has ever put their talents, energy and love of nature out front -- who have done and do small and large acts every day to take care of our great planet and its inhabitants -- because it was and is the right thing to do.Join this worldwide call to action -- Vote right now for Bob Godfrey, one of Earth's Heroes. Voting ends August 31.The Nomination Story:Robert Godfrey, Eastport — Bob is the backbone of the amazing grassroots organization called Save Passamaquoddy Bay (SPB). Bob has been nominated for his tenacity, perseverance, good humor, and unswerving devotion to protecting the beauty and heritage of Downeast Maine from the three LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal projects that have been threatening our homeland. Passamaquoddy Bay is an abundant yet fragile environment that needs protection against these monstrous terminals. Bob has worked to save this beautiful and productive bay for a decade. 2014 marks the 10th year that the Save Passamaquoddy Bay organization has followed the simple advice of Jacques Cousteau to "Protect What You Love." Unwavering, committed, vigilant, and steadfast, SPB, under Bob's leadership and strategic guidance, has kept LNG terminals out of precious Passamaquoddy Bay. It has been an intellectual, soulful, physical, and financially demanding fight against a cadre of developers, over a dozen of the nation's largest law firms, and corporate giants who have put at least $70 million into taking the bay to industrialize it. Bottom line: after a decade, there are no LNG terminals in Passamaquoddy Bay thanks to SPB's efforts and Bob's leadership. It has been unbelievably challenging work, yet Bob and hundreds of committed volunteers have done it -- because it has been the right thing to do. Thank you for your vote! - please ask others to join you today!