Stories

Rosalind Picard

By: Wendy Jewell from The MY HERO Project

Rosalind Picard is internationally known as a leader in envisioning and creating innovative technology.

Nancy Caruso

By: Anabelle Vo

Nancy Caruso is a marine biologist who helped bring kelp forests back to the California coast.

Internet.org Everyone of us. Everywhere. Connected.

By: Wendy Jewell

Internet.org Everyone of us. Everywhere. Connected. launched to provide internet access to the two thirds of people around the world who are not connected.

Fabiola Gianotti

By: Wendy Jewell from The MY HERO Project

Fabiola Gianotti is an Italian particle physicist.

Kenji Williams - Founder & Director of Bella Gaia - in Conversation with The MY HERO Project

By: Wendy Jewell from The MY HERO Project

Kenji Williams creates music and films that celebrate the earth from the perspective of space.

Ameen Abdulrasool

By: David Kemker

Ameen Abdulrasool is a young inventor who developed a portable navigation system for the blind.

Bill Fenical "Neptune's Medicine Chest"

By: John Balzar <br><h5>Copyright, 2006, Los Angeles Times <br>Reprinted with permission.</h5>

Bill Fenical "Neptune's Medicine Chest" is a pioneer in the hunt for medicines from the ocean to treat cancer and other diseases.

Claire Patterson

By: Rohun from San Diego

Claire Patterson was a geochemist who calculated the age of the earth and helped ban the lead in gasoline and food cans.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

By: Daren from Hawesville

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, cosmologist and science communicator.

Dr. France Cordova

By: Barbara Field

Dr. France Cordova is a renowned astrophysicist who has broken gender and cultural barriers.

Amy Charkowski

By: Abby Frank for Earth & Sky <h5>Permission to use this material<br> was granted by <a href="http://www.earthsky.org"target="blank">Earth & Sky</a>.</h5>

Amy Charkowski works on the front lines of protecting Earth's food supply.

Temple Grandin

By: Kobie from Riley

Temple took control and embraced her autism for the greater good.

Audrey Penn: Just Do It

By: Nancy Touchette, Ph.D.

Audrey Penn: Just Do It is a medical doctor who has devoted herself to studying diseases that affect muscle control.

Merieme Chadid

By: Rebecca Miller

Merieme Chadid is an astronomer from Morocco who did research at the South Pole.

Stephanie Jenouvrier

By: Wendy Jewell

Stephanie Jenouvrier is a population ecologist researching the effects of climate change on emperor penguins.

J.N. (Ding) Darling

By: Lauren from Charlotte

J.N. (Ding) Darling was a conservationist and cartoonist who used his art to raise awareness about the environment.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

By: "Friends of the Everglades"<br><h5>Permission to use this material was granted<br> by <a href="http://www.everglades.org/index.html"target="blank">Friends of the Everglades</h5></a>

Marjory Stoneman Douglas was instrumental in preserving the Florida Everglades.

Sandra Postel

By: Edward Ortiz

Sandra Postel believes in the importance of water conservation.

Dean Kamen

By: Alex from Fredericksburg

Dean Kamen makes science and technology exciting for young people.

Fin Donnelly

By: Jenny Kim

Fin Donnelly works to keep our rivers and waters clean.

John Muir

By: Harold W. Wood, Jr.

John Muir advocated preservation, feeling that natural areas promote mental health.

Dr. Vandana Shiva

By: David Kemker

Dr. Vandana Shiva works to preserve biodiversity for the planet.

Dr. Liang Congjie and Friends of Nature

By: Wendy Jewell

Dr. Liang Congjie and Friends of Nature: was a voice for China's environment.

Commander Chris Hadfield

By: Wendy Jewell from The My Hero Project

Commander Chris Hadfield is the first Canadian to become the commander of the International Space Station.

William Kamkwamba

By: Wendy Jewell & David Kemker

William Kamkwamba designed and built a windmill, at the age of 14, for his family in Malawi, Africa.

Martha Mecartney

By: Jonathan Cohen

Martha Mecartney is a scientist, engineer and professor committed to helping young women interested in the field of science.

Dr. Richard Murphy Marine Biologist

By: Wendy Jewell

Dr. Richard Murphy Marine Biologist educates others about the sea and ways to protect the oceans for the future.

Nourishing the Planet examines five innovations that are improving the sustainability of aquaculture around the world.

By: Laura Reynolds <br> Nourishing the Planet <br> <h5>Permission to use this material<br> was granted by <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference"target="blank"><br>The Christian Science Monitor</a>. </h5>

Nourishing the Planet finds that combining rice paddles and fish ponds, and using locally caught fish as feed, are just two of the ways that fish farming, or aquaculture, can be made more environmentally friendly.

Scott Harrison of Unconventional Charity: Water

By: Cody Switzer <br> The Chronicle of Philanthropy<br> <h5>Permission to use this material<br> was granted by <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference"target="blank"><br>The Christian Science Monitor</a>. </h5>

Scott Harrison of Unconventional Charity: Water aims to raise $2 billion for clean water.

Howard Buffett seeks lasting solutions to the world's food and water crises

By: Mark Guarino<br> Staff writer of <br>The Christian Science Monitor<br> <h5>Permission to use this material<br> was granted by <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference"target="blank"><br>The Christian Science Monitor</a>. </h5>

Howard Buffett, the philanthropist and farmer, travels the world looking for how his Howard G. Buffett Foundation can help solve the biggest challenges.

Coalition helps the Connecticut River become the first National Blueway

By: Cathryn J Prince <br> Contributor of The Christian Science Monitor<br> <h5>Permission to use this material<br> was granted by <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference"target="blank"><br>The Christian Science Monitor</a>. </h5>

Between 40 and 50 local and state entities, both public and private, from four states will work together to preserve the 410-mile-long Connecticut River and its watershed.

Worldwide Wetland Conservation

Jason Expedition Disappearing Wetlands

"The mission of this JASON Expedition is to work with our host researchers to better understand what wetlands are, why they are disappearing, and how to best manage these ecosystems in Louisiana, in your neighborhood, and around the world."

Australian Aborigines Protecting Wetlands

Australian Aborigines Protecting Wetlands by working to conserve the environment around them.

A 'Source to Sea Cleanup' for New England's longest river

By: Cathryn J. Prince <br> Contributor of The Christian Science Monitor<br> <h5>Permission to use this material<br> was granted by <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference"target="blank"><br>The Christian Science Monitor</a>. </h5>

On Sept. 29 thousands of volunteers will spread out along the banks of the Connecticut River collecting tons of plastic bottles, cans, food containers, and other trash.

Scott Harrison

By: David Karas <br> Contributor of <br>The Christian Science Monitor<br> <h5>Permission to use this material<br> was granted by <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference"target="blank"><br>The Christian Science Monitor</a>. </h5>

Scott Harrison found meaning in life by starting charity: water

China's Living Water Garden

By: Anne H. Mavor <BR> ©2004-05 YES!

A polluted river in China becomes the site of a water park that provides a safe place for children’s play, a celebration of water’s beauty, and a cleansing of the water itself.

Green roofs in Nairobi save energy, water

By: Gitonga Njeru <br> AlertNet <br> <h5>Permission to use this material<br> was granted by <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference"target="blank"><br>The Christian Science Monitor</a>. </h5>

Kenyan architects are designing buildings with green roofs covered in vegetation to cool their interiors, conserve energy and water, and help curb greenhouse-gas emissions.

Wetland and Water Conservation<br> in South Africa

Dr. John Todd: A Sewer Becomes a Water Park

By: Karen Charman ©2004-05 YES!<br>Used with permission from YES! magazine.<br></b>PO Box 10818, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.<b> <br>Web: <a href="http://www.yesmagazine.org/" target="new">www.yesmagazine.org</a>

Dr. John Todd: A Sewer Becomes a Water Park with floating botanical gardens that are helping restore ecological health.

Art

River

Water is Life

Pink Water Lillies

The Water Lillies Of Croydon , England

Save Water

Water Patrol Officer

Oren Lyons

Native-American Faithkeeper, Human Rights Advocate, Environmental Activist:b. 1930 "The law says if you poison the water, youll die. The law says that if you poison the air, youll suffer. The law says if you degrade where you live, youll suffer If you dont learn that, you can only suffer. Theres no discussion with this law."

Water is Life

Film

A Woman's Place is in the Lab

Producer: Christine Dennis

A historical look at the long road for women in science. Following the outstanding career of Dr. Gail Brown, PhD. Renowned Scientist.

SLINGSHOT

Producer: Paul Lazarus

Best known for his Segway Personal Transporter, inventor Dean Kamen is taking on great challenges one invention at a time. SlingShot is the story of Kamen, his water purification technology, and his innovative approach to the safe water crisis.

Waves for Water

Producer: Aaron Flynn & HURLEY

Waves for Water's mission is to get access to clean water to those in need around the world.

Deep Bonds: People of The Mattaponi

Producer: Jason Harwell, Jesse Bogue, Ben Franz

The people of the Mattaponi are connected to their river in more ways than one.

Water.org

Producer: Water.org

Water.org is an attempt to solve the global water crises.

Troubled Water

Producer: Will Parrinello

Farmers come together to fight against mineral mining companies who are threatening their water sources.

Jon Rose - Humanitarian Hero

Producer: Tom Aiello of HURLEY International

Humanitarian Jon Rose brings clean water to the people of Haiti.

La Source [Trailer]

Producer: Patrick Shen

Where water runs life flows.

Conserve Water

Producer: Deandrea Lottier

Creative students from Taft High School express the importance of conserving water.

Running for Water

Producer: Polly Green

Jin Zedell started a worldwide movement for runners to raise funds for clean drinking water.

Water is Life (Moving Voices)

Producer: Anila Khan

The importance of water in Pakistan is explored.

Healing Waters (Jeff and Wendy Dean's Guatemalan Adventure)

Producer: Jeff and Wendy Dean

Jeff and Wendy Dean travel to Guatemala to research the issue of clean water.