Earlier this month I was sitting in the beautiful wood-paneled Members’ Lounge of the famous Explorer’s Club in New York City after giving a presentation on agroterrorism at the Rethinking Animals Summit. Sitting across the table from me were Carter and Olivia Ries. As we enjoyed an excellent meal in this grand room they appeared relaxed and chatted amicably with the rest of the guests at the table. Why wouldn’t they be relaxed in this setting? Like Carter and Olivia, all of us were considered experts in our own respective fields. The only difference between the two of them and the rest of us is that they are barely teenagers.
During the keynote address earlier that day Carter and Olivia had inspired everybody in the room with the story of how they had created One More Generation, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of endangered species, communities and the environment. They got busy trying to change the world when they were only 7 and 8 years old.
Check out what a couple of driven young people can do at their website www.onemoregeneration.org I think you will be impressed.