Leading by example, One More Generation Founders
Teach Their Own Generation
Fredericksburg, VA (March 21, 2016) – Marstel-Day will be hosting Olivia and Carter Ries, founders of One More Generation (OMG), as part of Marstel-Day’s #StandwithWildlife campaign on April 6 at 12 p.m. EDT at the company’s Fredericksburg, VA, office. Livestream will be available on the day of the event.
The non-profit OMG educates children and adults about animal conservation and environmental education, and promotes youth empowerment. Olivia and Carter were 7 and 8 years old, respectively, when they started their organization in 2009.
Olivia and Carter will speak to their experience and what led them to start OMG, what they are working on, and the future aspirations of OMG. Their achievements include developing a Plastics Curriculum to teach children aged 5 to 12 years old about plastic and recycling, spearheading an orangutan letter writing campaign to spread awareness about the plight of orangutans in Indonesia, creating a Sea Turtle Campaign designed to save over 50,000 sea turtles each year, and co-hosting a virtual field trip as part of Discovery Education’s “Racing Extinction’s #StartWith1Thing” campaign. Their number one message is, “Anybody can make a difference . . . if we can, you can too.”
In addition to the talk that is being hosted at Marstel-Day’s Fredericksburg office, OMG will bring its plastics and recycling presentations to local schools. Programs will be held at Courtland High School (April 5), Riverbend High School (April 5 at 10:20 a.m.), Stafford Junction (April 6), and Hugh Mercer Elementary School (April 7 at 1 p.m.)
The school programs will focus on plastics pollution, increasing awareness about recycling, and endangered species conservation. These programs will reach more than 600 students, but are not open to the public. The public can, however, watch the livestream of the presentations delivered at Riverbend High School and Hugh Mercer Elementary School’s afternoon program.
The public is invited to join the April 6 event in person at 513 Prince Edward Street, Fredericksburg, VA, or to watch the livestream on the day of the event. Registration is strongly suggested, as space is limited. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructions for viewing the livestream will be posted on www.marstel-day.com/media/stand-with-wildlife on the morning of the event.
Marstel-Day’s #StandwithWildlife campaign highlights major conservation issues and presents ways individuals and organizations can help address them. The campaign seeks to find opportunities to educate children and youth, and empower them to #StandwithWildlife as well.
Follow #StandwithWildlife on Twitter @marstelday, and watch previous events on video at https://www.marstel-day.com/media/stand-with-wildlife/.