6 Colorado Kids Making a Difference

photo: Gitanjali Rao

Twelve-year-old Gitanjali Rao of Lone Tree. Photo courtesy Eliza Donley Nolte

Meet six remarkable Colorado tweens and teens who are making a positive impact in their community.

A Push for Safer Water

Gitanjali Rao, 12, Lone Tree

“I heard about the Flint water crisis, and it was appalling to me,” says 12-year-old Gitanjali Rao (pictured above). While the rest of us were wishing for better, this eighth grader took action, … [more…]

Anishinabek Nation Mourns the Loss of Grandmother Water Walker Josephine Mandamin

photo: Grandmother Josephine Mandamin (left) – Water Walker and advocate.

The Anishinabek Nation mourns the passing of Grandmother Josephine Mandamin (left) – Water Walker and advocate.

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (February 22, 2019) — The Anishinabek Nation mourns the passing of our Grandmother, our Water Commissioner, our kind and gentle Water Protector, Biidaasige – Josephine Mandamin.

“It is a very sad day. We have lost a great advocate, teacher, and role model. She will be so deeply missed by all … [more…]

Tulsa teen globally recognized for environmental innovations

photo: Tulsa teen Braden Milford simulates a dream for water purification tests

TULSA — A Tulsa teen making major strides in cleaning our rivers and streams is now getting global recognition for his advancements in environmental engineering.

"Seeing what will make an impact on the world really drives me forward," said Braden Milford, senior at Cascia Hall.

Braden created a water purification system right in his Cascia Hall classroom.

"My project associates environmentally extracted bacteria with algae in a jelly-like system that


Author Nina Munteanu’s “Water Is”

[pub. date August 11, 2018 —ed.] Ladner author Nina Munteanu will be at Stir Coffee House in Ladner Village on Thursday, Aug. 16. Ladner author Nina Munteanu will read from her latest book and host a discussion at Stir Coffee House in Ladner Village next week.

Ladner author has water on the brain

Water Is has received much praise throughout the literary world since Munteanu released the book last year. It has been an Amazon bestseller for … [more…]

Teenager Invents Plastic Bag Made From Shrimp

photo: large whale shark swimming alongside a plastic bag

Science fair winner Angelina Arora of Australia demonstrated a biodegradable plastic made from natural material.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA What were you doing when you were a teenager?

Riding bikes, watching movies, learning trigonometry perhaps? Angelina Arora, from Sydney Girls High School, is doing all these things, but Angelina Arora is not your average teenager.

Arora explained to National Geographic the moment when she first understood the impact plastic was having on … [more…]