Melissa Arnot Reid

A first class mountaineer who has climbed to the summit of Mount Everest six times. She has several features around the web. This short piece from her home town paper. A good article from Men’s Journal. A small bio on Wikipedia. But the most in depth article you will find is at National Geographic.

Shelby O’Neil

Plastic straws are a large piece of the plastic waste that clogs our oceans. But one 17-year-old has begun a crusade against them. She became the leader for the No Straw November movement, a resolution adopted unanimously by the California Coastal Commission. Recently, she formed her own nonprofit called Jr Ocean Guardians. They recruit other teens as Jr Ocean Guardian …