Global Water Sustainability Forum (GWSF) Ambassadors Program
The International Cheemah Monument Project (www.cheemahproject.org) involves the placement of eight 18-foot (5.5 meter) tall bronze monuments in public places worldwide to create an inspiring bridge between cultures.
The Cheemah Monuments celebrate cultural diversity, world unity and care for the earth. To date, three have been placed -- in Germany, Spain, and the United States.
Speaking at the State of the World Forum in San Francisco, a gathering of 700 leaders from 120 countries, Osprey said: "I welcome you to the message of hope that Cheemah brings to our united future in every nation. This monument is dedicated to healing the divisive conflicts existing among our world family and to working together to heal our relationship with our home planet.
"The statue, Cheemah, endeavors to bring a message of hope and beauty to all of us. Cheemah is a symbol of light that illuminates the best in humanity. When each of us gives our best we can create solutions so needed in our time. Cheemah carries the fire torch of hope and peace adorned with medallions of the world's hemispheres. These medallions represent our wondrous earth.
Upon the torch there is a ring of five colors representing all the different peoples of the world. The majestic golden colored eagle represents the sun with its far reaching wings that touch us all, like the rays of the sun."