By Harriet Rohmer
This inspiring booklet offers the genuine tales of 12 humans from throughout North the United States who've performed good stuff for the surroundings. Heroes comprise a teenage woman who discovered how one can eliminate an commercial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican big name wrestler who works to guard turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped his neighborhood and his country improve powerful e-waste recycling courses. lots of pictures and illustrations convey every one compelling tale vividly to existence.
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The people in the Gwich’in villages were gravely concerned about the threat to the Porcupine River caribou. They saw it as a threat to their own survival as well. “Our stories say that in ancient times, our people and the caribou shared the same heart,” Sarah explains. ” The Gwich’in elders called on the chiefs of all the villages—plus a delegation of the youth—to come together in an emergency meeting called a Gwich’in Niintsyaa, the first such gathering in more than a hundred years. The Gwich’in people decided to speak with one voice in opposition to oil and gas development in the birthing grounds of the Porcupine River caribou herd.
Many of them didn’t know that, because they’d never traveled anywhere else. ” he asked them. “Will you talk to your families about how important it is to protect the lagoon? ” Santo’s televised campaign against the Enemies of the Environment brought international attention to the urgent need to protect San Ignacio Lagoon—and it attracted funding to help pay for that protection. The television coverage also gave credit to the kids and their families for helping to protect the lagoon, which was very important to Santo.
Heroes of the Environment_ True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet by Harriet Rohmer