Heroes of the Week: Grover Wilhelmsen and His Caregivers Caring For Each Other click button

Heroes of the Week: Grover Wilhelmsen and His Caregivers Caring For Each Other

This week we are grateful for our health, and for the frontline healthcare workers who are taking care of so many of our family, friends, and community members and have been for months. We are inspired by the stories of those who are fighting to recover from COVID and the stories of those healthcare workers […]

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Heroes of the Week: The Guardians of American Democracy click button

Heroes of the Week: The Guardians of American Democracy

Thousands of poll workers and vote-counters have worked around the clock to safeguard this election in more ways than one.  We are all indebted to all of them for upholding our democracy during this most crucial election.  

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Heroes Of The Week: Student Climate Voters

Heroes Of The Week: Student Climate Voters

Voter suppression is a shameful reality many Americans must face across the nation. But for many young, and first-time voters on college campuses that suppression has come at the hands of Republican lawmakers who have, as the New York Times reported, worked to diminish the electoral power of campuses through redistricting, as well as by […]

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Hero of the Week: Catherine Flowers

Hero of the Week: Catherine Flowers

Catherine Flowers is an environmental justice advocate in Lowndes County, Ala., where she began her advocacy work after watching raw sewage leak into the yards of poor residents who lacked access to a municipal sewer system. Lowdnes County is one of the ten poorest counties in Alabama’s Black Belt–a part of the United States where […]

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Heroine of the Week: Betty Reid Soskin, the Oldest Park Ranger in the U.S.

Heroine of the Week: Betty Reid Soskin, the Oldest Park Ranger in the U.S.

  This week we salute Betty Reid Soskin, who at 99 is the nation’s oldest park ranger.  She works at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California, and has since her mid-80s. She began her involvement while the park was still being planned.  Betty is Black and worked […]

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Heroes of the Week: 2020 Brower Youth Award Winners

Heroes of the Week: 2020 Brower Youth Award Winners

The New Leaders Initiative of Earth Island Institute recently announced the recipients of this year’s Brower Youth Awards–the premier environmental youth award in the county. This year’s winners span the North American continent, from Mexico to Canada and throughout the United States, demonstrating the importance of working on environmental issues across borders and unifying our […]

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