Posts Tagged ‘ Eco-Heroes: Where They Are Now ’

White House Recognizes Donate Don’t Dump

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
White House Recognizes Donate Don’t Dump

                      Congratulations to 2012 Eco-Hero Gabrielle Posard, whose organization Donate Don’t Dump has teamed with the White
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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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International Scientific Meeting

Mar 6th, 2012 | By

  London, UK- Last December, the Indonesian Embassy in London held an international scientific meeting. At this event Indonesian students had a great opportunity to network around environmental issues.  Many Indonesian students from undergraduate, masters, and even doctoral programs participated in this meeting. The interesting part of this meeting was, it attracted both students from Indonesia and
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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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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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2008 Winner Leading Volunteerism Group in Kenya

Feb 28th, 2011 | By
2008 Winner Leading Volunteerism Group in Kenya

In 2008, Action For Nature introduced Linus Wafula, of Nairobi, Kenya to the Jane Goodall Institutes Roots & Shoots program. He has since, taken an active leadership role as National Volunteer Coordinator of the Eco Club Action Roots & Shoots Volunteers (RSV) in Kenya. His Eco-Club Action volunteers seek to uphold the values of Roots
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Eco-Hero Selected as Youth Delegate

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By
Eco-Hero Selected as Youth Delegate

Adeline Tiffanie Suwana, a 2009 Eco-Hero Award winner, was recently invited by the Indonesian government as a youth delegate to the United Nations Frameworks Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico. In October, the United Nations Environmental Programme selected Adeline to attend the International Children’s Conference on Biodiversity, held in Nagoya, Japan.
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Eco-Hero Award Winner Voted “Most Inspiring Speaker”

Aug 24th, 2010 | By
Eco-Hero Award Winner Voted “Most Inspiring Speaker”

Felix Finkbeiner, an Action for Nature 2010 Eco-Hero Award winner, was recently a featured speaker at the Hasso Plattner Ventures Forum on Entrepreneurship, and was voted as the “most inspiring speaker of the day”. Congratulations Felix!



Seeking Support for Anti-Litter Legislation

Jun 30th, 2006 | By
Seeking Support for Anti-Litter Legislation

2004 Young Eco-Hero Amy Steinmetz is asking for your support in her effort to eliminate cigarette butt litter. Amy and her brothers and sisters have organized a “No Butts About It” campaign to educate people not to throw their cigarette butts on the ground. She is now working closely with Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut
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Kenyan school honors Winne Owade

Mar 30th, 2005 | By

During a day long ceremony at her school in Siaya, Kenya, AFN’s Eco-Hero, Winne Owade, was awarded her certificate by the Area Councilor. Winne won the prize for organizing a program at her school to feed the local monkeys in the trees around the campus with food left over from the school cafeteria. She also
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