Mary & Peter Max Receive the First World Animal Awareness Society Celine Cousteau Visionary Award

On August 19, 2010 at the ALL EYES ON THE GULF Fundraiser hosted at the Peter Max Gallery in New York, Tom McPhee with special guest Celine Cousteau presented the first Celine Cousteau Visionary Award to Mary and Peter Max.
Sept. 14, 2010 - PRLog -- New York City – On August 19, 2010 Mary & Peter Max, along with the World Animal Awareness Society, hosted an ALL EYES ON THE GULF Expedition Fundraiser at the Peter Max Gallery in NYC.  Celine Cousteau was a special guest at this event to show her support for the World Animal Awareness Society and to participate in the presentation of the first Celine Cousteau Visionary Award.

During this event, Tom McPhee, Executive Director of the World Animal Awareness Society, presented Mary and Peter Max with the first Celine Cousteau Visionary Award.  Over the last few years the Max’s have supported more than 10 different animal organizations.  Mary and Peter spread awareness, and are active in raising money for their causes.  Just this year, including our event, Mary and Peter Max hosted 3 organizations at the gallery: Animals and Society Institute, Last Chance for Animals, and World Animal Awareness Society.  Both Peter and Mary are involved are involved in animal issues and Mary is member of the Board of Directors for Humane Society of the United States.

About the Celine Cousteau Visionary Award – The Celine Cousteau Visionary Award recognizes outstanding individuals, teams, or organizations that have exemplified inspiration, vision, leadership and action by opening a window for others to witness the human-animal intersection. This award was established in August 2010.  The award is named for a visionary in her own right, Celine Cousteau.  Anyone can nominate a Visionary.  Please visit World Animal Awareness Society website at and “contact us”.  Include your name and contact information, the name and contact information of the nominee if available, and a description of why you think that this individual, team, or organization is a “Visionary”.

About Celine Cousteau - Celine Cousteau is an environmental speaker, ocean adventurer and filmmaker.  Not only does she defend the world’s oceans, but she has also become an advocate for global health issues. She has paraglided off California cliffs, led an expedition to the peaks of the Andes, and swam amid a school of sharks in the South Pacific. As an Oceanaut, Celine has traveled the seas producing documentaries for the Discovery Channel and the Ocean Futures Society. Celine’s non-profit organization CauseCentric Productions supports existing organizations with projects that work in synergy with her explorations.   CauseCentric Productions creates micro-documentaries that highlight work that other people are doing to help the planets species, cultures, and ecosystems.  Celine’s expeditions are focused on using documentary filmmaking and photography as a means to educate and inspire people about our planets species, cultures, and ecosystems. Celine Cousteau is a Visionary and is opening a window through her work for others to learn.  Learn more about Celine and her non-profit CauseCentric productions on her website

About World Animal Awareness Society - The mission of the World Animal Awareness Society is to focus a lens on a wide range of human-animal interactions in order to have a filmed record of our behavior in expectation that it will create a window to observe human evolution. The moving image is arguably the rawest, most powerful educational tool we have to witness our behavioral patterns, attitudes and interactions and aid us in our continued growth. Visit the World Animal Awareness Society website to learn more.  Click donate today to support our efforts in the Gulf.

Tom McPhee, 646-546-5640,
Michelle Way, 310-734-6886,

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World Animal Awareness Society (WA2S.Org), a non-profit, incorporated in the state of Michigan for the purpose of filming contemporary human-animal interactions at the point of intersection, to be shared with the world.
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