Environmental Heroes: Stories, Art, films

By The MY HERO Project, Inc.

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

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. 

Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award Sizzle image by The MY HERO Project, One World One OceanThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

Environmental Films

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

Mother Of All Rivers by Will Parrinello & Mill Valley Film Group (2015) by Will Parrinello & Mill Valley Film GroupThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

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.

Climate Change by Leo Pfieffer by Leo PfiefferThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

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

Water Song by Will Parrinello & Mill Valley Film Group (2016) by Will Parrinello & Mill Valley Film GroupThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

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.

Mni Wikoni ~ Water is LifeThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

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.

W4W Nepal Back to the Basics - Aaron Flynn / Hurley (2016) by Aaron Flynn / HurleyThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

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

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Environmental Heroes

Join The MY HERO Project in celebrating environmental heroes. 

Hero Portraits: Jean Michel Cousteau (2005)The MY HERO Project, Inc.

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. 

Hero Portraits: Wangari-MaathaiThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

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 Mural by The Art Miles Mural Project, Todd and students from Southwestern College in San DiegoThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

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 accepting her award at The MY HERO International Film Festival 2011The MY HERO Project, Inc.

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. 

Rachel Carson by Robert ShetterlyThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

Environmental Art

Artists celebrate environmental heroes.

Laguna Canyon by Doug MillerThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

James Dilley Greenbelt Preserve

James Dilley helped save Laguna Canyon before many were talking about environmentalism. 

Outer Space (2012) by Patsee OberThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

Patsee Ober Photography: mermaid with a camera 

Patsee Ober takes you deep into the colorful world realm of the Laguna Beach Tide pools. 

Green Goddess by Patsee OberThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

Bill McKibben by Robert ShetterlyThe MY HERO Project, Inc.

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.

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