Sophia Academy Features OMG “Plastic Awareness Week” Program
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”.
Northwood Elementary Hosts OMG Plastic & Recycling Awareness Week
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.
SODA-POP Public Awareness Rally
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?
Eco Sense for Living Features OMG’s 1-Million Footprints to Save Africa Campaign
Recently our friends at Eco Sense for Living accompanied Olivia and Carter as they executed their first ever 1,000,000 Footprints to Save Africa Campaign here in the USA.
Bring Your Child to Work Day at Novelis
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.
OMG/Novelis Recycling Awareness Curriculum Update
Since launching our Plastic and Recycling Awareness Curriculum, we continue to get schools and community organizations around the world expressing interest in adding our program to their educational offerings.
World Parks Congress in Sydney Australia
As we expand our reach on a global basis, we are frequently asked to participate in forums and conferences around the world. Recently our Australian board members were asked to take part in the World Parks Congress in Sydney…
‘We’ve Got You Covered’ Blanket Decorating Party
Life is a series of doors, some are good and some are bad. Find the key and open the right door and live your life to the fullest. ~ Carter Ries
Plastic Awareness Coalition
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”.
Plastic Pollution Solutions
Satilla Riverkeeper, One More Generation and South Georgia State College will present Plastic Pollution Solutions Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5p.m. at the SGSC Waycross Campus Auditorium.
Olivia loves to cook and bake so she and Carter decided that they would create a division called Ries’s Pieces
We’ve Got You Covered
We’ve Got You Covered is designed to ignite a spark in youth everywhere and to help them find ways they too can get involved in what moves them to make a difference.
Olivia and Carter have worked with many animal rescue organization over the years and during the summer of 2012 while visiting one of the local rescue groups, Olivia asked the folks running the operation what they feed their animals. Since this particular organization mainly had reptiles, they told us they only feed produce to their […]
Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leadership Summit 2014
Carter was one of 30 teen leaders chosen from around the world to participate in the GTL (Global Teen Leadership) Summit in New York City which was hosted by the folks at Three Dot Dash and the We Are Family Foundation. Here are two videos about the summit and about the very successful ‘Mentorship’ program […]