Society 26 Feb 2015

Gen Z Gatekeepers

Opinionated young people are speaking out, not only in the virtual world, but in physical forums.

Clearly, young people today have a unique viewpoint, aren’t afraid to express it and share a belief that they can change the world.

From Yes Magazine:

“Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Olivia Bouler asked the National Audubon Society how her skill as an artist and her love of birds could be put to use. The fifth grader from Islip, N.Y., created a web page offering her vibrantly colored and lively paintings in exchange for donations.

Five hundred of Bouler’s watercolors of pelicans, warblers, buntings, and other North American birds were claimed within three weeks, and donors eventually contributed $200,000 to restoration efforts.”

 

“Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Olivia Bouler asked the National Audubon Society how her skill as an artist and her love of birds could be put to use. The fifth grader from Islip, N.Y., created a web page offering her vibrantly colored and lively paintings in exchange for donations.

Five hundred of Bouler’s watercolors of pelicans, warblers, buntings, and other North American birds were claimed within three weeks, and donors eventually contributed $200,000 to restoration efforts.”

Read more at:

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/education-uprising/this-fifth-grader-raised-thousands-to-clean-up-oil-spill

 

Original image courtesy NOAA Office of Response and Restoration.

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