(Voting is Officially Closed)
It’s Official, Carter and Olivia just received an email stating that we did not win the Oceana “Oceans Hero” Award. We were so excited and honored to even have been chosen as finalists. There were apparently hundreds of nominations from all over the country and the judges picked 6 adults and 6-kids as their finalists.
For the third year in a row, Oceana is marking the day with the Ocean Hero Awards, picked from your nominations and chosen based on the votes of ocean lovers like you. OMG wishes to congratulate this years winners:
The adult winner, Peter Wallerstein of California, has spent more than two decades saving the lives of stranded and injured marine animals. He founded the Whale Rescue Team in 1985 and now leads Marine Animal Rescue. He has personally rescued over 4,000 marine mammals and birds in southern California.
The junior winner, shark-loving Sophi Bromenshenkel, is 8 years old and a resident of Minnesota. By selling lemonade and hot chocolate, shark cookies and wristbands, and through email campaigns and local fliers, Sophi has raised more than $3,500 for sharks. She has partnered with the University of Miami’s RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, where her funds pay for satellite tags on sharks.
Many of you had submitted your votes on behalf of Carter and Olivia and we are very grateful for all the support. We never knew we had so many supporters and that so many folks were pulling for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us and cheering us along. We will continue in our efforts to make a difference for all of our oceans and all marine life.
Since starting OMG, Olivia and Carter have been actively working towards making a difference with regards to our oceans. From collecting Animal Rescue Supplies after the Gulf Oil Spill to help save the many sea birds and sea turtles caught-up in the mess, to lobbying for support from our Congressman Lynn Westmoreland for the H.R.-14 Ocean Acidification Act, to raising awareness about the horrible Shark Finning which kills an estimated 75-100 million sharks every year, to launching their “Say No To Plastic Bags” Coalition in and effort to help America reduce their dependancy on Single-Use Plastic Bags which end up sitting in our landfills for over 500-years and clog our streams and oceans. Each year an estimated 1-Million Sea birds and over 100,000 Marine Mammals die from ingesting plastic pollution.
Carter and Olivia know that many of these problems will not be solved overnight, but they also know that unless you start, none of these problems will ever go away. They work hard to make this world a better place for us… and for all of God’s creatures. We thank all of you for taking the time to vote for Olivia and Carter and we hope that you too will help make a difference for the future.
Also, if you have not already done so, please “Follow” us on Twitter (@1moregeneration) and “Like” us on Facebook so we can keep up with all that you are doing and so you can see what Olivia and Carter are up too as well.
Best regards from the entire OMG Team