Join Special guests Ian Somerhalder, Sally Bethea, Dr. Michael Black from GSU, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Brandon Sutton, and our very own OMG founders Olivia and Carter Ries for a fun filled event designed to get everyone motivated and involved.
Olivia and Carter were recently invited to speak to the congregation of the Vinings United Methodist Church in Atlanta Georgia.
The kids were all so intently listening to Carter and Olivia and each one of them had suggestions of what could be done to ensure this doesn’t continue to happen. We heard many of the students say that they would be telling their parents, and even their school teachers about what our plastic pollution is doing to the environment and how they wanted to help be the solution to the problem.
Big Cat Rescue’s mission is to provide the best possible home for the animals in their care and try to stop the flow of exotic cats needing sanctuary by educating the public about the plight of the animals and supporting stronger laws to protect them. The non-profit organization is: Accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries, Certified by Independent Charities of America as a “Best in America Charity”, a Member of the WorldSociety for Protection of Animals, Rated 4 Stars (highest rating) by Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management.
One More Generation’s “Plastic Awareness Week” program is helping to save America’s children from our Plastic Pollution. If your interested in having our two young founders come out to your school or church to teach their program, send us an email. We would love to share what we have learned 😉
“This amazing piece of art was created for OMG by a very talented local artist Jenna Gridley”
Olivia and Carter were recently invited to teach their Plastic Awareness program to the kids attending this years VBS classes at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville GA. Pastor Kristen Heiden and her amazing staff and volunteers host probably one of the areas most popular VBS summer camps. This year our two young founders were invited to share their Plastic Awareness program to all the attending students.
The “Plastic Awareness Week” program consists of a week long defined set of curriculum which focuses on educating the students about plastic pollution, recycling, and finding alternatives that every family can adopt to make an immediate impact on our dependency to plastic.
Body of a dead humpback whale is seen in Omonville-la-Rogue, north-west France, a rare species to the Channel. A French fishermen brought the whale back in his nets, saying that it was already dead from ingesting plastic debris when it was caught in the nets. (AFP Photo)
Oxo Biodegradable (OXO) plastic is polyolefin plastic to which has been added amounts of metal salts. These catalyze the natural degradation process to speed it up so that the OXO plastic will degrade resulting in micro-fragments of plastic and metals which will remain in the environment but will not be seen as a visual contaminant. The degradation process is shortened from hundreds of years to years and/or months for degradation and thereafter biodegradation depends on the micro-organisms in the environment.
Marine life is under severe threat from global warming, pollution and habitat loss, with a high risk of “major extinctions” according to a panel of experts.
Let’s talk about Global Climate Change; did you know that “it is estimated that more than 1/3rd of the Earth’s animal species and almost 20% of the plant species face extinction by 2050 if we maintain our current greenhouse gas trajectory.”
Greener upon Thames is a London, UK based non profit organization campaigning for a ban on plastic bags at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Olympic Park and all Olympic venues. In the UK over 13 billion plastic bags are used each year, worldwide, that figure is closer to 500 billion and with evidence that plastic is now appearing in our food chain it’s a serious issue. Not to mention hundreds of thousands of animal deaths a year through plastic waste and the littering of our countries.
Ecological research of keystone species generates information to guide habitat conservation initiatives, as well as to promote education and local community participation. This will then lead to landscape conservation efforts that will ultimately influence decision- and policy-making. The research and conservation of keystone species can help design the necessary steps to safeguard a biome and influence policy-making. Tapirs are such a keystone species.
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.
What is an iMatter March you ask? A global youth march to let the world know that climate change is a moral issue — not a political or financial one. By marching in the streets, the youth of this world will let the leaders know that we matter and we need our whole society to reduce emissions and live as if our future matters!