Hero of the Week: Bruce Butterworth Saving Coral in Indonesia

Hero of the Week: Bruce Butterworth Saving Coral in Indonesia

This week, John Kelly, a Washington Post Metro section columnist caught our eye with a story about Bruce Butterworth, a D.C. resident who has been snorkeling and diving since the 1980s and has witnessed first-hand the decline of coral reefs.  Two years ago, he learned that in the Coral Triangle of Indonesia, pristine reefs remain […]

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Hero of the Week: Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Hero of the Week: Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Daniela Fernandez started the Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) as a student club at Georgetown University (where I – Monica – first met her) — but she has taken this organization to another level in the last two years — moving it to San Francisco, raising millions in seed funding, and launching it as a full-scale non-profit dedicated to youth engagement on ocean conservation.

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Heroes of the Week: Dads Who Enable Their Daughters’ Climate Activism

Heroes of the Week: Dads Who Enable Their Daughters’ Climate Activism

When Minnesota 5th graders Elena Rapallini and Aryanna Rossi asked their dads to take them on an emissions-free road trip to Washington DC to attend a conference and raise awareness about climate change, their dads were thrilled to help their daughters with their activism. Both girls have been active in local groups seeking climate action […]

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Heroines of the Week: Two Long Time Ocean Champions

Heroines of the Week: Two Long Time Ocean Champions

In honor of World Oceans Day, this week we recognize a lifetime of hard work and dedication to ocean conservation by Dr. Nancy Knowlton of the National Museum of Natural History, and Sarah Chasis, the Senior Director for Oceans at the Natural Resources Defense Council.  Dr. Knowlton, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award this week […]

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Hero of the Week:  Ma Jun, Chinese Anti-Pollution Activist

Hero of the Week: Ma Jun, Chinese Anti-Pollution Activist

This week we salute Ma Jung, a former investigative reporter in China who has been pressuring the Chinese government and private companies for more than a decade to reduce pollution.  For good reason, according to the World Health Organization, a staggering 1 million people in China died due to air pollution in 2016.  Wow.  Ma […]

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One Cool Thing: Hundreds of Thousands of Poppies Return to the National Mall to Honor Fallen Service Members

One Cool Thing: Hundreds of Thousands of Poppies Return to the National Mall to Honor Fallen Service Members


Hundreds of Thousands of Poppies Return to the National Mall to Honor Fallen Service members The Poppy Wall of Honor is a temporary installation at the National Mall in Washington, DC honoring the more than 645,000 American servicemembers who gave their lives in service to the US since World War I.http://bit.ly/2M83t0P Posted by WBFF FOX […]

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