Environmental Heroes: Stories, Art, films

The MY HERO Project, Inc.

The MY HERO Project celebrates environmental heroes of the world. Explore stories, art and films from the MY HERO website honoring individuals and organizations working to protect our planet. 

Environmental Films
Professionals and students submit their environmentally-themed short videos to our screening room. www.myhero.com/environmental

Berta Cáceres rallied her indigenous Lenca people to wage a grassroots protest that successfully pressured the government of Honduras and the world's largest dam builder to withdraw from building the Agua Zarca Dam.

A boy sets out to take action after envisioning a grim future.

Máxima Acuña, a subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands, stood up to the giant Colorado based Newmont Mining Corporation over the development of a gold and copper mine on her property.

On World Water Day, The MY HERO Project celebrates the water protectors of planet earth. This short film by Charles McMahon was created over the course of 5 days at the Standing Rock Sioux Nation.

Jon Rose and Waves For Water's Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort.

Environmental Heroes
Join The MY HERO Project in celebrating environmental heroes. 
Jean-Michel Cousteau
Jean-Michel Cousteau has produced over seventy films about the ocean and has traveled the world, speaking to all sorts of people on behalf of the world's oceans and its creatures. After his mother died in 1990 and his father's death in 1997, Jean-Michel Cousteau formed "Ocean Futures Society" in 1999. 
Wangari Maathai
As founder of The Green Belt Movement, an organization that has mobilized thousands of Kenyans, mostly women, to plant more than 30 million trees across the country, Wangari Maathai is responsible for providing much-needed firewood, lumber, shade, and even food to thousands of African families.
Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall is a British ethologist and authority on wild chimpanzees. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program, and has actively worked for the improvement of animal welfare and conservation.
Erica Fernandez
Erica emigrated with her family to the farming community of Oxnard from Mexico when she was 12 years old. She soon developed a strong bond with the community based on common experiences and relationships with groups and individuals in Oxnard. After learning that the wealthiest mining corporation in the world planned to develop an LNG pipeline from 13 miles offshore to the mainland, she became concerned. When Erica learned that the company's plan — based on the politics of wealthier surrounding communities — involved the construction of a major pipeline through Oxnard, she knew she had to act. 
Environmental Art
Artists celebrate environmental heroes.
James Dilley Greenbelt Preserve
James Dilley helped save Laguna Canyon before many were talking about environmentalism. 
Patsee Ober Photography: mermaid with a camera 
Patsee Ober takes you deep into the colorful world realm of the Laguna Beach Tide pools. 

Scholar in residence at Middlebury College, Vermont, Bill McKibben has become a leading voice in the fight against climate change and the consumerist society that creates it.

Art by Robert Shetterly.

Environmental Heroes: Stories, Art, Films from The MY HERO Project
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