Hero of the Week: Arshak Makichyan

Hero of the Week: Arshak Makichyan

Arshak Makichyan is a 26-year-old climate activist in Moscow, Russia who has been inspired by Greta Thunberg’s strikes for climate and activism. But, as Reuters reported, “unlike the Swedish teenager, who has galvanized a global movement of young environmentalists, Russia’s tough protest laws and people’s general apathy towards activism has made the 26-year-old’s campaign a […]

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Heroes of the Week: Youth Organizers of “Mock COP26”

Heroes of the Week: Youth Organizers of “Mock COP26”

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference was set to take place this November in the UK but the coronavirus has postponed the meeting for another year. But, as the Guardian reported, not wanting to waste any time, young activists in Fridays for Future are pushing ahead with their own online event this November, called Mock […]

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Heroes of the Week: Bill Reilly and Christine Todd Whitman

Heroes of the Week: Bill Reilly and Christine Todd Whitman

This week we want to recognize former EPA Administrators Christine Todd Whitman and Bill Reilly for speaking out about the Trump Administration’s dereliction of duty when it comes to protecting the public from environmental harms.  They are members of a group called Republicans and Independents for Biden and are vocally supporting the former Vice President because […]

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Hero of the Week: Armond Cohen

Hero of the Week: Armond Cohen

Our hero this week is the winner of this year’s Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism:  Armond Cohen, the founder and executive director of the Clean Air Task Force (CATF). As Dickinson College wrote in the award announcement: “Cohen conceived CATF’s first national campaign, which identified and […]

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Hero of the Week: Nattapong Nithi-Uthai and Thailand’s Trash Heroes click button

Hero of the Week: Nattapong Nithi-Uthai and Thailand’s Trash Heroes

Nattapong Nithi-Uthai, a lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Technology of Prince of Songkla University in Thailand was shocked five years ago to realize the sheer amount of ocean debris that washes up on the beaches in his country. Thailand has a serious problem with ocean plastic —  it is the fifth biggest contributor […]

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Heroes of the Week: Firefighters Fighting Wildfires

Heroes of the Week: Firefighters Fighting Wildfires

Across the Western United States, but in California especially, firefighters have been working around the clock to help save homes and communities. And while we’ve sometimes gotten pushback that when we portray the folks who are just doing their jobs as heroes–these brave men and women make the difference between life and death. In California, […]

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