Grantees in the News 2016-12-11T19:23:35+00:00

Grantees in the News

Carol-Ann Nelson featured in PT IN MOTION magazine

Unlimited Adventure, March 2017 Go to Article "They were 3 individuals who were very different from one another, but who cumulatively have had a major impact on my life and those of others. One was a woman in her 30s who lived with her parents because a brain injury prevented her from living independently. The second was a teenage boy whose life had been forever altered by a gunshot to the neck that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. The [...]

March 1st, 2017|

Hannah Testa featured in Mind Body Green

Youngest Environmentalist Ever? How This 14-Year Old Is Changing The Planet, February 2017 Go to Article "Tomorrow, visitors will gather in the Georgia State Capitol building to celebrate the first annual Plastic Pollution Awareness Day—an occasion that will encourage people to cut down on plastic consumption. Artists, speakers, and environmentalists will speak out about the importance of low-impact living as February 15 is officially declared a state holiday the Senate floor. The day will culminate in a presentation by the impassioned [...]

February 14th, 2017|

Hannah Testa featured on WALB News 10

14-year-old girl leads plastic pollution statewide efforts, February 2017 Go to Article and watch the video "A 14-year-old girl is leading state efforts to stop plastic pollution.  A Cumming native, Hannah Testa said she first saw how much of a problem plastic pollution is when she watched a Netflix documentary with her mom.  She said plastic doesn't biodegrade like many other items we use in our everyday lives.  Instead, it photo-degrades, breaking down into small pieces but never disappearing.  She said the small pieces become [...]

February 14th, 2017|

Hannah Testa featured on WSAV 3HD

14-year-old Georgian helps create first Plastic Pollution Awareness Day, February 2017 Go to Article and watch the video "“Hi, I’m Hannah Testa and I’m on the beautiful beaches of Bermuda and I went on a little stroll and was able to make my own plastic soup,” Hannah Testa, an environmental activist, said in video when she was 11. Nearly three years ago Testa found her calling to help the environment. “After I watched the documentary called Plastic Paradise that’s what really opened [...]

February 14th, 2017|

Murthy Kantimahanti featured in The Times of India

Save the Snakes: Conservation initiative to protect snakes in Eastern Ghats, January 2017 Go to Article "VISAKHAPATNAM: With the idea to conserve snake fauna in the Eastern Ghats, the organisation 'Save the Snakes' has commenced a unique initiative under Pollination Project. The initiative aims to improve the livelihoods of people who live in areas with high incidence of conflict with snakes and educate the locals to minimise rampant killing of the reptiles of Eastern Ghats." Read the whole article, Save [...]

January 30th, 2017|

Hannah Testa featured in Forsyth County News

Vickery Creek student works with Forsyth senator to create official plastic pollution awareness day, January 2017 Go to Article "A local middle schooler and environmental activist partnered with a Forsyth County state senator to have Feb. 15 proclaimed as Plastic Pollution Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol. Hannah Testa, 14, of Cumming, spent the last few months working with Sen. Michael Williams, R-District 27, to raise awareness of the growing health crisis due to plastic pollution. An event commemorating the day will [...]

January 29th, 2017|

Ezeokoli Ogechukwu Chinenye featured in Woman, Nigeria

An Interview With Ogechukwu Ezeokoli – The Woman Helping Secondary School Students Start Their Own Businesses, January 2017 Go to Article "Although, entrepreneurship is said to be a major solution to unemployment in Nigeria, the funds to start a business is a major obstacle to many people and this has given rise to different forms of social vices in the country. In view of this, Ogechukwu Ezeokoli decided to start a foundation that is committed to promoting the interest of [...]

January 16th, 2017|

Hannah Testa featured in The Forsyth Herald

Local middle school student creates Plastic Pollution Awareness Day, January 2017 Go to Article "Vickery Creek Middle School eighth-grader, Hannah Testa, is your average teenager for the most part. Except, when she’s not at school, playing soccer or hanging out with friends, she’s changing the world, one cause at a time. At age 10, she began raising money for a horse farm in Cumming. The event was so huge it gained national media attention. From there, she was hooked on helping [...]

January 16th, 2017|

Ietef Vita featured on Rachael Ray Show

Hip Hop About Gardening?! Yep! Meet the Most Organic DJ Ever, January 2017 Go to video "Want to get kids to learn about gardening and healthy eating in a fun way? DJ Cavem Moetavation is a man of many talents -- he’s a rapper, emcee, and (wait for it)... organic gardener! He travels all over the country to teach kids about health through hip hop, and even has his own documentary From Gangs to Gardens, which you can watch a clip [...]

January 16th, 2017|