Heroes of the Environment
true stories of people who are helping to protect our planet
Discovering a new way to clean polluted water: Kelydra Welcker, student chemist, environmental scientist, and inventor, Parkersburg, West Virginia
Turning waste into good business and good jobs: Omar Freilla, founder, ReBuilders Souce, The South Bronx, New York City
Bringing solar power to Indian country: Debby Tewa, solar electrician, Hopi Indian Reservation, Arizona
Speaking out to a big oil company: Margie Richard, activist and former middle school teacher, Old Diamond, Louisiana
Inventing eco-machines: John Todd, inventor, engineer, and designer, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Recycling electronic waste: Alex Lin, teenager who helped write Rhode Island's e-waste law, Westerly, Rhode Island
Saving West Virginia's oldest mountains: Julia "Judy" Bonds, community activist, Coal River Mountain Watch, Whitesville, West Virginia
Fighting the enemies of the environment: El Hijo del Santo ("Son of the Saint"), champion masked wrestler, Mexico City, Mexico
Protecting Louisiana wetlands: Barry Guillot, middle school science teacher, Destrehan, Louisiana
Saving the Porcupine River caribou: Sarah James, spokesperson, Gwich'in Indian people of Alaska and Canada, Arctic Village, Alaska
Safeguarding the California coast: Erica Fernandez, student and environmental activist, Oxnard, California
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This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people, most of them teenagers or younger adults, from across North America who have done great things for the environment.
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