Olivia and Carter Ries: Greening Sports, Saving Wildlife, and Taking on Plastic Ocean Waste; All While Doing Their Homework

Originally posted on GreenSportsBlog:
14 year-old Olivia Ries and her 16 year-old brother, Carter, are like most kids in some respects. They participate in sports (lacrosse and soccer, respectively) in the Atlanta suburb of Fayetteville, play instruments, do their homework and “OMG!” is part of their lexicon. OK, they’re not like most kids in one important way: That’s because OMG is the acronym for One More Generation, the non-profit they… Continue reading Olivia and Carter Ries: Greening Sports, Saving Wildlife, and Taking on Plastic Ocean Waste; All While Doing Their Homework

Global Pangolin Awareness Art Campaign

Hey, everyone! It’s Olivia from OMG here. This month I have the pleasure of introducing everyone to one of my favorite animals in the world—the pangolin. Yes, I spelled it correctly, and I did not say penguin! I am talking about pangolins, which surprisingly and sadly are now considered the most poached and trafficked mammal on the planet—and most people don’t even know what they … Continue reading Global Pangolin Awareness Art Campaign

To Believe or Not To Believe… That is the Question

HI! It’s Olivia from OMG here. Let me start off by wishing everyone a Happy New Year and by saying thanks for relying on Nat Geo and the many guest bloggers for staying abreast of the latest news. Well, it’s a new year, and all indications are that the environmental movement’s outlook will be challenging, to say the least. As many of you know, the … Continue reading To Believe or Not To Believe… That is the Question

Holiday Change-Makers List… Are You Checking It Twice?

Since the holidays are coming soon, I wanted to make a list—and check it twice—about simple things that you can do to make a difference. Since my brother and I started One More Generation (OMG) back in 2009, we have created three divisions: Animal Conservation, Environmental Conservation, and Youth Empowerment. Each of these divisions is designed to allow youth around the world to make a … Continue reading Holiday Change-Makers List… Are You Checking It Twice?