Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

is creating useful words.

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patrons
Hi, my name is J.

My full name is Dr. Wallace Joseph Nichols III, but everyone just calls me J because it’s a lot simpler. I like to be clear and simple.

I also like words. I like to create useful words. I share the ones that are most useful with everyone.

Everyone can have access to the most useful words and good ideas. To accomplish that, they should become common knowledge.

So, words are the medium I work in. Spoken, written, strung together, in print, on-air and online.

Words also create new and useful stories. They connect us to big ideas and each other. When we share these good ideas through better storytelling, we can change the world. Together.

For three decades I've worked collaboratively as a scientist, writer, teacher and advisor.

My focus is on the intersection of water, wellness, wonder and wildlife.

These collaborations have been wildly successful and extremely enjoyable. We have saved species, safeguarded vast areas of land and water, created jobs, made artworks and changed lives for good.

Getting the words right has always been at the core. For example:

The positive feelings we experience when near, in, on or under water hadn't been described adequately and didn't have a useful name, so we changed that. Blue Mind.

The trash polluting our waters and oceans was widely referred to as marine debris, a misleading term. Since it is mostly plastic we changed its name to match reality, which spurred a global movement. Plastic Pollution.

After trekking from Oregon to Mexico we discovered the 50+ mile stretch of coast, ocean, wilderness and organic farms we call home in California didn't have a useful name. Slow Coast.

By changing the conversation for good, our work with Grupo Tortuguero and SEE Turtles has saved the Black Sea Turtle from extinction.

Thanks to committed patrons I'm able to contribute an honest, unique, creative, adventurous and independent perspective to the good work of many non-profits, business, government agencies, movements, leaders, students and schools.

Your investment in my work will allow this role to continue into the 2020's as we launch Live Blue: The Seven Ages of Water.

Please explore my blog and email me directly with any questions you may have.

And then seriously consider investing in my work as one of my patrons. After that, invite anyone you know who would benefit from joining us.

Thank you very much,

J.

“Talk about a dream, try to make it real." — Bruce Springsteen, Badlands
Tiers
Social Media Ambassador
$4 or more per month

Become a social media ambassador. You'll receive your #bluemind blue marble in the mail, just like millions of others around the world. 


Pass your blue marble to someone who deserves your gratitude, take photos, and share them far and wide with a link to our Patreon campaign.


You can upgrade to a higher tier level any time to receive more access to content, benefits and rewards.

Test The Waters
$12 or more per month

Your entry level investment will give you a feel for what it's like to be part of Patreon and offer access to basic content.


As a 1-star patron you will receive periodic updates and special exclusive opportunities related to the projects, books, events, media and films you have invested in. You all receive digital access to our patron-only Blue Mind Educator Series, over seven hours of content and two participate guides.


When we reach our goal you'll receive an invitation to our inaugural super-fun fundraiser for The Live Blue Foundation.

J's 100 Blue Angels
$120 or more per month

Your investment will help fund the continuation and sharing of my work with those who need it most. 


As one of my 3-star Blue Angels you'll also receive all of the cool merch:  sticker, mug, poster and t-shirt.


As a patron at this level I'll send you a signed copy of the Blue Mind book, the educator series DVD and guide and a bag of blue marbles as gifts for your team, family, event or fundraiser. 


Then we'll arrange a private 90-minute Skype or Zoom session with your group, book club or class to discuss your big ideas and goals. This can be an informal book talk, Q & A session or strategic consultation. It's up to you!


If you'd prefer an in-person lecture, workshop, book signing or keynote event, get in touch so we can discuss the important details ([email protected]). Or sign up as a patron at the 6-star sponsor level.


All patrons receive the exclusive patron-only updates, announcement and invitations I post here — and when we reach our ambitious Patreon goal, you'll be invited to a very special event.


Thank you!

Sponsor
$1,200 or more per month

At the 6-star sponsor level in addition to the reward of all other levels you will receive an in-person keynote, full day workshop, consultation or book talk at a venue of your choice. 


This could be a team training, fundraiser, conference, school or another creative idea. I'm yours for the day. Books and blue marbles for up to 100 event attendees are included.

Goals
127 of 2020 patrons
When we reach our goal of 2020 patrons we'll hold our first-ever fundraiser for the Live Blue Foundation to celebrate, and you're invited. We can do this!
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Hi, my name is J.

My full name is Dr. Wallace Joseph Nichols III, but everyone just calls me J because it’s a lot simpler. I like to be clear and simple.

I also like words. I like to create useful words. I share the ones that are most useful with everyone.

Everyone can have access to the most useful words and good ideas. To accomplish that, they should become common knowledge.

So, words are the medium I work in. Spoken, written, strung together, in print, on-air and online.

Words also create new and useful stories. They connect us to big ideas and each other. When we share these good ideas through better storytelling, we can change the world. Together.

For three decades I've worked collaboratively as a scientist, writer, teacher and advisor.

My focus is on the intersection of water, wellness, wonder and wildlife.

These collaborations have been wildly successful and extremely enjoyable. We have saved species, safeguarded vast areas of land and water, created jobs, made artworks and changed lives for good.

Getting the words right has always been at the core. For example:

The positive feelings we experience when near, in, on or under water hadn't been described adequately and didn't have a useful name, so we changed that. Blue Mind.

The trash polluting our waters and oceans was widely referred to as marine debris, a misleading term. Since it is mostly plastic we changed its name to match reality, which spurred a global movement. Plastic Pollution.

After trekking from Oregon to Mexico we discovered the 50+ mile stretch of coast, ocean, wilderness and organic farms we call home in California didn't have a useful name. Slow Coast.

By changing the conversation for good, our work with Grupo Tortuguero and SEE Turtles has saved the Black Sea Turtle from extinction.

Thanks to committed patrons I'm able to contribute an honest, unique, creative, adventurous and independent perspective to the good work of many non-profits, business, government agencies, movements, leaders, students and schools.

Your investment in my work will allow this role to continue into the 2020's as we launch Live Blue: The Seven Ages of Water.

Please explore my blog and email me directly with any questions you may have.

And then seriously consider investing in my work as one of my patrons. After that, invite anyone you know who would benefit from joining us.

Thank you very much,

J.

“Talk about a dream, try to make it real." — Bruce Springsteen, Badlands

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Tiers
Social Media Ambassador
$4 or more per month

Become a social media ambassador. You'll receive your #bluemind blue marble in the mail, just like millions of others around the world. 


Pass your blue marble to someone who deserves your gratitude, take photos, and share them far and wide with a link to our Patreon campaign.


You can upgrade to a higher tier level any time to receive more access to content, benefits and rewards.

Test The Waters
$12 or more per month

Your entry level investment will give you a feel for what it's like to be part of Patreon and offer access to basic content.


As a 1-star patron you will receive periodic updates and special exclusive opportunities related to the projects, books, events, media and films you have invested in. You all receive digital access to our patron-only Blue Mind Educator Series, over seven hours of content and two participate guides.


When we reach our goal you'll receive an invitation to our inaugural super-fun fundraiser for The Live Blue Foundation.

J's 100 Blue Angels
$120 or more per month

Your investment will help fund the continuation and sharing of my work with those who need it most. 


As one of my 3-star Blue Angels you'll also receive all of the cool merch:  sticker, mug, poster and t-shirt.


As a patron at this level I'll send you a signed copy of the Blue Mind book, the educator series DVD and guide and a bag of blue marbles as gifts for your team, family, event or fundraiser. 


Then we'll arrange a private 90-minute Skype or Zoom session with your group, book club or class to discuss your big ideas and goals. This can be an informal book talk, Q & A session or strategic consultation. It's up to you!


If you'd prefer an in-person lecture, workshop, book signing or keynote event, get in touch so we can discuss the important details ([email protected]). Or sign up as a patron at the 6-star sponsor level.


All patrons receive the exclusive patron-only updates, announcement and invitations I post here — and when we reach our ambitious Patreon goal, you'll be invited to a very special event.


Thank you!

Sponsor
$1,200 or more per month

At the 6-star sponsor level in addition to the reward of all other levels you will receive an in-person keynote, full day workshop, consultation or book talk at a venue of your choice. 


This could be a team training, fundraiser, conference, school or another creative idea. I'm yours for the day. Books and blue marbles for up to 100 event attendees are included.