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Meet Marlo Atkinson: Connecting People and Nature

Meet Marlo Atkinson: Connecting People and Nature

“We can’t have nature if people don’t care.” Inspiration for Work Baltimore native, Marlo Atkinson, is passionate about mending the gap between people and our environment. As a child, Marlo was inevitably drawn to nature. Her mom would joke that she could be entertained for hours with just a pile of dirt and the outdoors. Growing up outside guided Marlo to a path in urban ecology. But on top of he ...[Read More]

Meet Koa Kaulukukui-Barbee: Believing in Better

Meet Koa Kaulukukui-Barbee: Believing in Better

“Enjoy the natural beauty as much as we are protecting it.” Inspiration for Work Hawaii native, Koa Kaulukukui-Barbee, has always had an affinity for our earth’s beauty. From a very young age, she witnessed volcanic eruptions that left her in awe of nature. As she grew up, she saw buildings pop up and overcrowding take over the Hawaiian islands. This inspired Koa to be a part of the conservation m ...[Read More]

Meet Angie Rosser: Advocating for a Brighter Future

Meet Angie Rosser: Advocating for a Brighter Future

“We are bound together for one movement.” Angie Rosser of the West Virginia Rivers Coalition has dedicated herself to a life of advocacy. During the early part of her career Angie worked against gender based violence; helping women and children feel safe at home. Themes of justice, safety, and security inspired her passion to help people feel safe in their environment too. Above all else, she beli ...[Read More]

Meet Mary Van Kerrebrook: Fostering Conservation Through Law

Meet Mary Van Kerrebrook: Fostering Conservation Through Law

“Lift up other voices, as well as our own.” Inspiration for Work Mary Van Kerrebrook built on her legal training to champion Texas conservation efforts, starting with the National Wildlife Federation’s Texas affiliate, the Texas Conservation Alliance. There she assisted in an Endangered Species Act lawsuit that stopped clear cutting within the areas of Texas National Forests used by the endangered ...[Read More]