Our Grantees in the News
Marc Ching on Our Hen House
“Mariann welcomes Marc Ching, founder of the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, whose mission, when it started out, was to rescue and rehabilitate severely abused animals in the Los Angeles area. Marc has recently expanded this mission to include documenting the cruelty and rescuing dogs from the dog meat trade in Asia, at great personal, financial, and emotional risk. His willingness to bear witness to the suffering of those who cannot speak for themselves is the reason he received one of the 2016 Lisa Shapiro Awards for Unsung Vegan Heroes from our good friends at The Pollination Project. You’ll be profoundly moved by his work to change the world for animals.”
Read the whole article, Episode 357: Marc Ching of the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, and Ben Freedland of ZINK here.
Learn more about Marc Ching’s project, Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation here.
Natalie Kyriacou in Raspberry Magazine
“My raison d’etre is to forge new understandings of humanity’s relationship with nature. I believe in a world where compassion, collaboration and education overcome prejudice and cruelty. I feel that my purpose is to create spaces for people to share stories and engage with important issues; where people can learn from one another and collaborate to create a kinder and brighter world for all. My aim is to empower young Australians and global communities to follow their dreams and realise the incredible power that they have to make positive changes in the world.”
Read the whole article, Raspberry interviews: Natalie Kyriacou of My Green World here.
Learn more about Natalie Kyriacou’s project, My Green World, here.
Kate Franzman in Indianapolis’s No Mean City
“When Kate Franzman starts to talk about bees, you can hear the buzz in her voice. It’s easy to imagine her animated hands wildly flinging about as she discusses her hives—of which she has several placed around the city—and the bee-friendly empire she’s helping to build in Indianapolis.”
“They’re just these magical little furry creatures,” Franzman, 31, said. “I like to sit outside and stare at them. I think I’m attracted to them because they’re beautiful, and so misunderstood. They’re fuzzy little fairies who do this amazing service for us, and in return we try to kill them.”
Read the whole article, Fighting for Bees, Kate Franzman’s quest here.
Learn more about Kate Franzman’s project, Bee Public, here.
Tamar Moss and SungAh Kim in The Herald-Times
“The bathroom nearest the cafeteria at Bloomington High School South is getting a makeover, and the two students responsible for the renovation hope it has a big environmental impact. SungAh Kim and Tamar Moss, the brains behind the operation, are calling the effort “Project Green Bathroom.”
Read the whole article, It’s easy being green: Bathroom project promotes energy efficiency, environmental awareness here.
Learn more about Tamar Moss and SungAh Kim here.