Wild Horse Education submits video to Pepsi

The founder of Wild Horse Education, Laura Leigh, has always dreamed of creating a data base accessible to the public that consists of consecutive field data covering wild herd areas. The database she envisions consists of independent data, government data and a section for public participation. A truly “educational” experience for herd management.

The costs of achieving this goal are way out of reach. Leigh documents what she can with limited resources and has been able to bring us updates on the management of public herds.

Today Leigh edited a video and submitted it to Pepsi for their “Refresh Everything” campaign to provide funding to projects aimed at increasing awareness and bettering community.

We will know by the end of the month if we are in the “voting” for receipt of grant funds to create the data base.

As many of you follow what we upload to YouTube we thought you deserved an explanation for the latest video uploaded. Part of the application process was to create a “commercial” for your cause.

We will let you know if we make it to the stage where we need your help.

Here is the video submitted along with written explanation and details about the organization. Wish us luck!

note from Pepsi:

And a big thank you! Your idea was submitted. Now mark your calendar.  All submitted ideas are entered in a random drawing, certified by an independent third party. Those that are selected in this drawing and meet the Official Application Guidelines will be posted for public voting next month. We will notify you after the submissions period ends this month if you’re idea has been randomly selected. Good luck!

The idea to enter this competition came from a poster on this blog… thank you. It’s worth a try and I hope you enjoy the video.


15 thoughts on “Wild Horse Education submits video to Pepsi

  1. Linda Horn says:

    I hope your submission is accepted. That’s a very comprehensive video, and I’m sure your explanation is excellent. Pepsi Refresh likes an educational component. I’ve been following this contest for two years, and uncovered strategies others have used to win. What dollar amount are you asking for?

    • Laura Leigh says:

      To create the web based platform there are computer programs I need that are expensive and the web server.
      I want the data base itself to be independent, concurrent data… that will be expensive.
      I want a section that archives BLM and other government related material and that outlines and updates areas for public involvement in process.
      As well as a section for the public to participate.
      We went for the 50,000.

      If we can get that data base together it will be a resource that anyone and everyone can utilize. My dream.

  2. Mar Wargo says:

    All right, Laura, you took it on!! We will back you for sure… and it looks like a great entry. There will, of course, be nothing else like this in the offerings!

    • Mar Wargo says:

      A data base is my dream, too. I see it leading the way to many constructive projects with the wild ones and also a real future with our nation getting to know their wild ones for the first time!

  3. Barbara Warner says:

    The video is awesome, Laura. It ought to grab their attention and invole their compassion. May your dream come true.

  4. Barbara Warner says:

    That should have been INVOKE. I can’t type .

  5. Paula Denmon says:

    I thought it is a beautiful, concise, disturbing and provocative picture of the WHB situation done in a near perfect minute.

    • Laura Leigh says:

      Thank you very much. Let’s hope it is provocative enough but not too controversial in it’s presentation….

      • Paula Denmon says:

        It just asks the questions, and not in the most controversial way possible.
        There are no hotshots, or broken necks, or dead babies. We all know how much harder it could have been for the public to watch. We do see those contractors seeming a bit laughable waving white flags at wild horses. And if we are lucky enough to be drawn???? I think with this video, we can ask the question of the general public. “Is this the best use of your tax money on your public lands?”

  6. Susan Emory says:

    Wow, Laura, I love this … the soundtrack was perfect with it … I pray they see a way to fit it in with the Pepsi Refresh theme … Well done, my friend.

  7. savewildhorses says:

    Excellent video. Well done.

  8. Louie Cocroft says:

    It must be hard to hold back, Laura….like trying to make it a nice soft shade of taupe when you would really want to paint it bright red…or whispering when you want to shout. You did a Beautiful job.

  9. Louie Cocroft says:

    Elvis Presley – Good Luck Charm

  10. J.T. Quinn says:

    Beautiful job Laura and best of luck.

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