Mission Statement

The mission of 4HughManatee LLC is to help the environmental mascot become known as a symbol of earth-friendly practices. Hugh, the manatee (a visual pun of the word humanity) along with a new slogan, "PROTECT OUR PLANET. HELP Humanity... FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE," has been designed to help people understand the support they have for the environmental movement.

Read the news and you will find more and more consumers want to know if they're buying from "good-guy" companies whose policies embrace earth-friendly practices, including divestment from fossil fuel companies in their portfolios. 

We want to donate well-accepted educational books and DVDs about ecology, global warming, sustainable resources, conservation, and other related topics for U.S.A. school libraries. Our best hope for the planet to sustain itself is with the up-and-coming generations, and education is the key. 

The gift shop is not yet open but when it does, consumers will see an array of earth-friendly items to display their support of green initiatives. To encourage that, items with Hugh Manatee on them will be offered, and a portion of the proceeds from the sales after expenses will go toward books and DVDs about climate that we will donate to school libraries*. Please come back to visit to see if our gift e-shop is up yet. We're just getting started.



*Some of the titles under consideration are:

  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore (Book and DVD)
  • Population Bomb by Paul Ehrlich, PhD
  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Hell and High Water by Joseph Romm, PhD
  • This Changes Everything; Climate Change vs Capitalism by Naomi Klein
  • A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack, PhD
  • How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Joanna Yarrow
  • Eaarth by Bill McKibben 
  • Earth Under Fire by Gary Braasch 
  • 11th Hour produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio (DVD)
  • Chasing Ice with National Geographic's noted photographer James Balog (DVD)
  • Age of Stupid (DVD)
  • Planet in Peril — The story the world can't afford to ignore by CNN's Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin (DVD)

We believe that the love for humanity will translate into love for Hugh Manatee — this lovable icon will be the standard-bearer of all green initiatives. Our goal is to have this mascot to be recognized far and wide and convey the message that he represents the good stewardship of the earth and will help preserve it for humanity. Together we can prolong the ability of the earth to sustain human life when our commerce is geared toward doing things that are good for everyone. 


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