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Special Interview with Raina Thiele, Former White House Liaison to Tribal Governments

Special Interview with Raina Thiele, Former White House Liaison to Tribal Governments

Yesterday was the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.  In recognition of that, and the key role Indigenous peoples are playing in the conservation movement today in the U.S. and globally, we sat down with Raina Thiele, who is Dena’ina Athabascan, and Yup’ik, and has worked at the highest levels of government on Tribal […]

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Interview of the Week: Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

Interview of the Week: Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

ODP: You have just taken over as Europe’s Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries. Tell us how you became interested in conservation and how you have reached such an important position so early in your career? VS:  As I was Minister of Economy and Innovation in Lithuania, naturally, I was expecting rather a portfolio […]

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One Cool Thing: A Lonely Whale Inspires a New Podcast on Environmental Activism

One Cool Thing: A Lonely Whale Inspires a New Podcast on Environmental Activism

Axios Media’s Sara Fischer reported earlier this week, women are”pushing back against the gender imbalance in media” by launching their own platforms and focusing on topics many traditional news companies have long ignored.  We can relate! As part of that wave, today our friends at Lonely Whale, a nonprofit that is driving societal change away from […]

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One COVID Vaca Thing: What You Need To Know To Travel By RV

One COVID Vaca Thing: What You Need To Know To Travel By RV

With air travel more difficult and risky this year, many families are taking vacations the old-fashioned way — by going on a road trip.  And we hear that renting a recreational vehicle or RV is quite popular.  It is a great way to “see the country,” and maybe visit some National Parks, while maintaining coronavirus […]

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Interview of the Week: Councilmember Derek Green, Philadelphia PA

Interview of the Week: Councilmember Derek Green, Philadelphia PA

Derek Green is an at-large member of the Philadelphia City Council. As a member of City Council, Councilmember Green chairs the Committee on Finance and Disabilities and serves as the Vice Chair of the Committees on Aging and Law and Government. Additionally, he serves as the Chair of the Philadelphia Gas Commission, in addition to […]

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Our Hero of The Week: Donating Her Allowance To Help Ensure Fair Elections

Our Hero of The Week: Donating Her Allowance To Help Ensure Fair Elections

This week our hero is eight-year-old Ali Hirsch, who won’t vote for another ten years but wants to make a difference.  She has donated all her saved allowance and birthday money to an organization fighting to make sure every American can vote in November, with the help of her parents of course.  She chose The […]

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