Hi! It’s Olivia from One More Generation here. Did you know that in America alone we are using over 500,000,000 plastic straws every single day? That’s right: 500 million. That’s 1.6 straws for every man, woman, and child living in this country—and the sad part is that virtually no straws ever get recycled. If you took all the straws we use in just one day, you … Continue reading Saving Our Rivers and Oceans… One Straw at a Time
You bet he can. Who is TED, you ask? Well, TED is not a person but a nifty device invented to help save sea turtles from getting caught in shrimping nets and drowning. TED stands for turtle excluder device and it is probably one of sea turtles’ best friends in the world. Turtle excluder devices are specialized metal grates inserted in trawl nets that allow … Continue reading Can President Obama (with the help of TED) Save Sea Turtles?
Last year, as we here at OMG were at the height of our Rhino Letter Writing Campaign, we were contacted by the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, asking if we would participate in an educational outreach program designed to help educate the youth of Vietnam about the plight of rhinos. So we applied for our visas, made sure our shot records were up-to-date and headed to Vietnam. The … Continue reading To Vietnam and Back… to Save Rhinos
Back in March of 2015, we here at OMG received an email from a teacher (Mrs. Mary Eanes) at Hartly Elementary School in Hartly, Delaware, stating that her students learned about my brother and me and all the work we were doing to save animals. Mrs. Eanes told us that her 3rd- grade class was so impressed with what we had accomplished and she just … Continue reading Can Today’s Youth Save Rhinos? You Bet They Can
Why am I blogging for National Geographic? The story starts back in 2008, when my aunt was in Africa. She wanted to bring back something for my brother, Carter, and me. So she came back with certificates letting us know we each adopted a cheetah. Carter and I both were so happy when we got them. A year after the adoptions, we had to renew … Continue reading What Does OMG Mean to You?