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As we’ve been chronicling, flooding throughout the Midwest has been devastating these past few weeks and according to NOAA’s forecast, the flooding danger still isn’t over. Countless homes have been lost and many people still haven’t been able to return home and are in need of relief efforts for things like laundry, showers, and even feeding their families. That’s why our hero this week is a man named Kip Oetter, or “Hero Kip” as he has been nicknamed by his Nebraska community for his work to feed people after the floods. As New 6 in Omaha reported in their recent segment with Oetter,
When water started rising in his old neighborhood, he grabbed his boat and raced into action. Using lifelong skills in the kitchen, he decided to feed as many people as he could. So, he got involved with the Christian Church of Waterloo. Despite working fulltime he’s been providing meals for his community each day using the church’s facilities. “I know there are thousands of people in Nebraska and Iowa that are just like me – willing to help and do what they can,” Oetter said. Kip is a heartening reminder that a hero is anyone who steps up to help people with whatever resources they have.
AS WE TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, SOLVING HOMELESSNESS, AND MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.. WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM THAT HAPPENS IN THIS COUNTRY ALL THE TIME. Have you been to a Lizzo show? #Liztalk pic.twitter.com/43x0XqzIuz — ALL THE RUMORS ARE TRUE (@lizzo) September 26, 2021 On Saturday Night, the Global […]
Stand up, fight back. Climate activists across 70 countries took to their respective streets on Friday, inspired by Swedish Youth Activist Greta Thunberg. After a summer of devastating climate disasters across the globe, young people are more anxious than ever about climate change. “There are natural disasters all over the world,” said protester Quang Paasch, […]
Commercial aviation accounts for 11% of US transportation CO2 emissions and 2.4% of global emissions, and the US is the largest aviation emitter in the world. On Wednesday, 100 environmental organizations urged President Biden to cut airplane pollution. Cutting carbon emissions in the sector is crucial to fighting climate change, but decarbonizing an industry that […]
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