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International Young Eco-Hero Awards Annual Videos

Jul 1st, 2013 | By

Action for Nature is proud to showcase our previous 2009-2012 Eco-Hero Award winners in video form. Check out our Youtube channel!  We hope the accomplishments of these outstanding young people inspire others to take action.



Saving Sea Turtles in Florida by Joe K

Aug 27th, 2012 | By
Saving Sea Turtles in Florida by Joe K

I, Joe K, spoke with Sharon Maxwell of South Walton Turtle Watch Group (http://southwaltonturtlewatch.org). The SWTW are a group of volunteers who seek out and protect sea turtle nests along the beach. Volunteers have to have extensive training to do this, too. Did you know that according to the SWTWG, sea turtles are protected by
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America’s Zoo by Joe K

Jul 5th, 2012 | By
America’s Zoo by Joe K

I just got back from a trip to Virginia and Washington DC. It was very cool. I had a great time. We went to a bunch of the national monuments, the Smithsonian Museum of History (I saw Kermit and Dorothy’s ruby slippers), the Spy Museum, the Newseum, we went to the White House where  I
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Seahorses in Bali by Patricia Goeyardi

May 15th, 2012 | By
Seahorses in Bali by Patricia Goeyardi

Do you know that seahorses are endangered? Seahorses can camouflage themselves to the colors of the coral reef. They use this skill along with their ability to hold onto the reef with their tales to hide from predators. I learned about seahorses (Genus: Hippocampus) at theSeranganIsland, a beautiful island located in the south of Sanur
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Nyepi Day by Patricia Goeyardi

Apr 16th, 2012 | By
Nyepi Day by Patricia Goeyardi

Nyepi day is a special celebration in Bali (Indonesia) to start the Saka New Year (Hindu calendar). It is the day of silence, fasting and meditation for Hindu people. This year, it occurred on 23rd of March. I love Nyepi day because it is time for everyone to stay at home. It is quiet, calm
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Mangrove Mornings

Mar 13th, 2012 | By
Mangrove Mornings

This blog post comes from Action For Nature’s newest youth blogger Patricia Goeyardi. One beautiful morning at the mangrove forest near Sanur area (Bali – Indonesia), there were many birds, mangrove trees and one-claw crabs. Here at this nature park, there are many towers and wooden walking paths. You wouldn’t believe what you can see
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Introducing Abdul Muqeet, The Paper Bag Boy

Jan 24th, 2012 | By
Introducing Abdul Muqeet, The Paper Bag Boy

Former Eco-Hero runner-up Abdul Muqeet, also known as the “Paper Bag Boy,”  is no longer an ordinary student; instead, he has become a passionate environmentalist. His project to make paper bags and distribute them in his community, to encourage recycling of paper and discourage use of plastic, is attracting a lot of attention. Honored with various prestigious awards
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2011 Action For Nature Reception Video

Jan 12th, 2012 | By

Action for Nature is proud to showcase our previous Eco-Hero Award winners with a short video.Check out our Youtube channel! We hope the accomplishments of these outstanding young people inspire others to take action.



International Arts Contest by Global Exchange

Dec 21st, 2011 | By
International Arts Contest by Global Exchange

What About Peace? is an international arts contest for youth ages 14 – 20 to express ideas and thoughts about peace by responding to the question, “What About Peace?” through artistic expression, with $1500 in prize money to be given out. The accepted mediums include essay, poem, painting or collage, photography, cartoon, and graphic design.
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Using Technology to Create Change

Dec 20th, 2011 | By
Using Technology to Create Change

  Speaking persuasively creates change and inspires action. McKenzy Haber, 2011 Eco-Hero Award runner-up, is an informed and confident public speaker who, during WILD9 (9th World Wilderness Congress) in Merida, Mexico, called for youth empowerment in wilderness conservation leadership. After this success abroad, he returned to Alaska and spread these ideas by pioneering & hosting TEDxYouth@Homer
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Say No to Plastic Bags

Dec 13th, 2011 | By
Say No to Plastic Bags

Carter and Olivia Ries, 2011 runners up, from Georgia are doing their part to protect the planet by campaigning to reduce the use of plastic bags in the US. Their project entitled “Say No To Plastic Bags,” works to raise awareness about the dangers of plastic bags to the natural world. So far, they created
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Money for a Good Cause

Nov 7th, 2011 | By
Money for a Good Cause

Joe Kirkham is a Action For Nature blogger and 2011 Eco-Hero Award runner up. Fund raising is not a glamorous job, but it is an important part of any community based organization. Joe Kirkham, age 13 of Texas, has devoted himself to creating and making fundraising presentations to companies so that organizations such as the
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