The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre in South Africa

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 in Articles, Cheetahs, OMG News
The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre in South Africa

While driving to the Cheetah section of the center, we passed by some of the various species that they care for as well including the Caracal, African Wild Cats, Brown Hyena and various types of Vultures, all of which are considered endangered and unless protected, are sure to become extinct in our lifetime.

Connecticut 7th Grader Wins Grand Prize in Youth Social Website Rocket21 & Captain Planet Foundation Dream Green Contest

Connecticut 7th Grader Wins Grand Prize in Youth Social Website Rocket21 & Captain Planet Foundation Dream Green Contest

Additionally, 10 year old Georgia Student Carter Ries and his sister Olivia were selected as Second Place Winners, recognized for a Plastic Awareness Week school curriculum they developed together. Both students are excited to be guests at the Atlanta event. Nine year-old Olivia noted, “This is my first ever Gala … it’s a once in a lifetime thing!” Carter added, “I’m so excited to meet the winner! I’m hoping that I meet some famous people too!”

2011 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in OMG Educational Programs, OMG News
2011 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

Olivia and Carter were invited to be speakers at this years 2011 Youth Ocean Summit hosted by the ‘Stow It Don’t Throw It’ organization. The inaugural event was held at the Mote Marine Laboratory in beautiful Sarasota FL.

SKA Academy of Art and Design’s Plastic Awareness Program

SKA Academy of Art and Design’s Plastic Awareness Program

Recently we had the opportunity to present our program “Plastic Awareness Week” program to the extremely talented students from the SKA Academy of Art and Design school in Duluth GA. Co-founder of the school Dr. Leng Chee Chang (who is a Graduated with Ph.D. Degree in Pharmacognosy from University of Illinois at Chicago) heard about our program and invited Olivia and Carter to come and teach to several of their classes over the course of several weeks.

What a difference a day makes…

Posted on Oct 4, 2011 in Articles, OMG News, Plastic Awareness
What a difference a day makes…

As we learn more and more about the affects of plastic pollution on our environment and on the many species that share this earth with us, we have become more aware of how much trash is just lying around in our community. If you take the time to look, you too will be amazed to see how much trash we are just throwing on the ground.

Sierra Club Green Home “Energy Efficiency First Campaign”

Sierra Club Green Home “Energy Efficiency First Campaign”

Sierra Club Green Home is starting its Energy Efficiency First Campaign, where their goal is to reduce the carbon footprint of 1,000 homes by 2012 – one home energy assessment at a time. They are offering free full home energy assessments to the first five people who sign up through their campaign in Orlando, FL; Denver, CO; Boulder, CO; Albany, NY; Atlanta, GA; and Sacramento, CA. If you or anyone you know is interested in receiving a free home energy assessment in those areas, call 888-SCGH-COM or contact Heather Logan at hlogan@scgh.com directly and she will gladly help you out.

OMG Founders Speak @ Waynesville NC First United Methodist Church

OMG Founders Speak @ Waynesville NC First United Methodist Church

We created our presentation, “All God’s Critters Have A Place In The Choir,” in an effort to help church communities remember our responsibilities and to help them better understand how easy it is to be part of the solution.

SHOCKING: The Story of the Bluefin

Posted on Aug 31, 2011 in Articles, Blue Fin Tuna, OMG News, Petitions
SHOCKING: The Story of the Bluefin

“Oceana’s report finds that depletion of prey fish may be starving the oceans. You might think of predators eating anything and everything that comes in their path. While this may be true for some species, there are also a large number of predators that specialize on one or two food types that make up the majority of their diets. When overfishing, aquaculture and climate change exhaust these preferred foods, ocean predators and their young suffer and may not survive.”

OMG “Inspiring Youth For Change” Summit Postponed

Posted on Aug 17, 2011 in Articles, OMG News
OMG “Inspiring Youth For Change” Summit Postponed

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.

OMG Founders Present their Environmental Program to the Vinings UMC

OMG Founders Present their Environmental Program to the Vinings UMC

Olivia and Carter were recently invited to speak to the congregation of the Vinings United Methodist Church in Atlanta Georgia.  

Huddleston Elementary ‘After School Program’ Talks Trash

Huddleston Elementary ‘After School Program’ Talks Trash

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 😉

Plastic Awareness Week Program at Riverside Retreat

Plastic Awareness Week Program at Riverside Retreat

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.

OMG Founders Speak at the 2011 UMC Mississippi Annual Conference

OMG Founders Speak at the 2011 UMC Mississippi Annual Conference

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.”

Oceana “Ocean Hero” Awards

Posted on May 9, 2011 in Articles, OMG News
Oceana “Ocean Hero” Awards

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.

iMatter March – May 8, 2011

Posted on May 8, 2011 in Articles, OMG News, Video
iMatter March – May 8, 2011

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!