No longer a quest -
But a crusade of the first dimension.
crop circle of Silbury England
August 25th, 2002
formation that appeared close to Silbury hill used three central
themes. Firstly, the five pointed star, embodiment of the
geometry of all living things. Secondly, we notice that between
each of the points of the star there are 13 small triangles.
Finally, the whole design is contained within an outer circle.
Symbolically this formation could be read as talking about
the transformation of all life. Whether by accident or by
design, it is an implicit understanding of this message which
draws us to this formation.
built by myself August 29, 1996
by Onno Greiner August 1997
Please notice the dates of these three pictures. The Model
and the Accolade concept were conceived almost seven years
to the day before the advent of the Silbury crop circle. The
rendition by Greiner, a year later. This Author does not believe
in omens, spiritual signs, or callings. But strange, is it
The Accolade Concept
Accolade is conceived to be a multinational salutation, an
award, and a monument to recognize, acclaim, and honor the
ocean pioneers of earth's last frontier, the underwater diving
community of the world.
island of Bonaire has been acknowledged for her leadership
role as a pace setter and, further, as a vanguard of worldwide
standards for ocean/reef conservation. Thus it is conceived
that the Accolade should be placed on the soil of the island
which has pioneered in this as ongoing symbiotic relationship
with our oceans.
is further conceived that the monument must be placed in a
prominent and visible location to be openly displayed and
viewed by all persons.
truly deserves the right to host this most prestigious shrine.
Bonaire's genius is not only in its ability to implement its
man/sea doctrine, but also to serve as a drawing board to
spread her environmental magic to others worldwide.
The Accolade is a monument to recognize not only environmental
achievements around the world, but also to honor the pioneers
that are no longer with us.
is the undisputed leader of Caribbean reef conservation and
is perceived by all as the birth place of universal reef ecology.
It is said that Bonaire is to reef conservation what Greenwich
is to time. Small, relatively unknown, yet every concerned
conservationist in the world is following her example.
there is any thing in Bonaire's history to which she has earned
the right, it is to host the Accolade.
deserved pride in her environmental achievements makes it
paramount to direct her ongoing energies to promote an ever
stronger environmental leadership, and to continue the man/sea
symbiosis now called sustainable tourism to ensure that Bonaire's
global conservation leadership will continue to influence
others the world over.
stands first and above all others in these continuous undertakings
and therefore merits and deserves to be awarded the privilege
to host the Accolade, a symbol of its radiating global leadership.
The Accolade further symbolizes acknowledgment of our outstanding
is perceived as the center of world sea/reef conservation
and maintains her environment by a variety of necessary means.
The impressive fact that Bonaire established the first island
wide Marine Park with a comprehensive marine ordnance puts
her in a realm of her own.
Accolade is a monument to embody the recognition of our early
awareness that sea destruction is daily becoming more evident
and our tolerance less patient, and that it is imminent that
the solution to world/sea destruction be found within the
ranks of our own diving community. We have no doubt as to
where the responsibility lies. It is none other than with
ourselves, the divers who are Pioneers of Earth’s Last
personally want to build it. This website is not only a
fund raiser, but a call to friends who might assist in this
envision a building like a star which would appear to float
within a reflecting pond. A building of glass, in the shape
of a star, is the roof. The entire scene would be on a round
platform which would encompass five one meter high daises
creating a ring, whereupon bronze name plates would be attached
in a manner somewhat like the Vietnam war memorial.
In the hundreds of projects that I have undertaken on Bonaire
I have known no failures. May Allah be with us, as we venture
out on this project. Be assured I shall tolerate no failure
have promised a cover story on either the Time or News week
magazine. I am confident that the Accolade project will fly.