When Olivia and Carter created the OneLessStraw Campaign, they mapped out a five year roll-out plan. Year one was designed to target the individual user and restaurants. They set out by creating an easy to follow Infographic which highlighted some of the issues caused by our continued mindless use of single up plastic straws. They created an […]
Kid Power!!! Last week we taught our weeklong Plastic and Recycling Awareness Curriculum at Jackson Elementary School in Atlanta and we included our OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign. All 600 students signed the pledge and also asked their parents to consider signing as well. One students in particular (Preston Hill) took our campaign to the next level […]
Since starting OMG back in 2009, Olivia and Carter have established three main divisions within their organization. The first being obviously their Animal Conservation Division which focuses on creating awareness campaigns about endangered species both local and around the world. The second division is their Environmental Conservation Division which focuses on creating environmental awareness and […]
We recently partnered with an amazing organization in the Philippines called “Straw Wars Philippines” who we are also adding to our OMG advisory board for the region. Check out the three resorts they just signed up for the OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign. Each one agrees to only hand out straws upon request: Atmosphere Resort and Spa […]
Who is TED you say? Well TED is not a person but a nifty device invented to help save sea turtles from getting caught in shrimping nets and drowning. TED stands for Turtle Excluder Device and it is probably one of the sea turtles best friends in the world. What’s a Turtle Excluder Device (TED)? […]
On the first day our two young founders attended the opening ceremonies and even gave a full presentation to the entire student body along with faculty and staff. The main message they have for the students is to show everyone that “Anybody Can Make A Difference”.
We were very excited last month when the over 700 students at Northwood Elementary school in Roswell GA participated in our week-long Plastic and Recycling Awareness Curriculum!
OMG Delivers Keynote Speech at 26th Annual ANCA (Association of Nature Center Administrators) Summit
Carter and Olivia’s presentation was one of the best moments in a conference filled with highlights. Their speech and it’s very important message was delivered with confidence, insight and humor-laced style that went well beyond their years.
Did you know that BOEM’s (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) draft 5-year program estimates that only 550 million barrels of oil are available off the South Atlantic Coast? Why should we be drilling for oil when we know how limited the supply is off our waters. Haven’t we had enough of the oil industries “Drill, Spill and Repeat” practices?
OMG was invited to participate in the “Bring Your Child to Work Day” at Novelis earlier this week. The event is an annual event which allows Novelis employees to share their work with their families. Kaitlin Kress is the Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator for Novelis and was responsible for coordinating special activities for the kids throughout the day.
Did you know that over 1-million birds and over 100,000 marine animals die each year from ingesting plastic. Sea Turtles and Sea Birds often mistake plastic bags floating in the oceans and on the beaches as jellyfish and end up dying from eating them. When we learned these facts and many more, we decided to launch our “Plastic Awareness Coalition”.