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Olivia Bouler
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Olivia Bouler, 15-year-old environmental artist and activist, was 10 years old when heard about the oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Knowing birds were going to suffer, she decided to give her bird drawings to those who donated to wildlife recovery efforts, eventually raising over $200,000. Since then, Olivia received many accolades for her work, including being named a White House Champion of Change and meeting President Obama. Olivia also wrote and illustrated Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf (Sterling Children’s Publishing). Now a sophomore in high school, she is currently writing and illustrating a graphic novel and enjoys speaking to fellow young people around the country about birds and saving their habitat.

Entries by Olivia Bouler

Calling on Young People to Lead Us to a Brighter Future

(2) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 11:36 PM

Our world is incredible, shrouded in a veil of mystery and wonder. From pristine hot springs in Iceland to towering, glacial crevices in Russia, the earth keeps us spellbound in its grandeur. Its inhabitants are awe-inspiring, works of art. Animals lack guile, yet hold a profound understanding of the world....

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5 Things I've Learned 5 Years After the BP Oil Spill

(1) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 10:42 AM

I've been told that in the darkest nights, the brightest stars are seen. Five years ago, the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 was one of those nights.

The negative effects of this man-made, environmental disaster can be felt even today. However, the catastrophe...

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One Small Feather

(5) Comments | Posted April 20, 2013 | 8:03 PM

What is this world made of? The hate. The abuse. The death. But... this world also has hope. Hope in the little things you wouldn't expect. A small donation for the hungry. A child saving a frog. Someone holding a door open. A small hello. And... a girl and her...

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Saving Two Birds With One Solution

(3) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 10:19 AM

When the Deepwater Horizon exploded in April of 2010, I decided I needed to do all I could to help save the environment. Since then, I've met hundreds of current and future environmentalists, but none have been nicer than my fellow 'bird nerds.' I've also
discovered how you...

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Back to School, the '3 R' Way

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 9:18 AM

By now, everyone around the country has gone back to school. Time to flock over to the nearest superstore and get all of your heavy binders and new supplies. But wait -- think about doing things the green way first. Do you have any supplies from last year that you...

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5 Green Ways to Kick Back This Summer

(2) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 8:53 AM

A kid's year pretty much revolves around summer vacation. Time stretches out, letting us explore the world in a way we can't when we've got homework, sports and music lessons. During the school year, rarely do we have the luxury to hang out under a tree, watching birds and butterflies...

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What We Can Do Today to Save Tomorrow

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 9:20 AM


This is part of our new series "Gen: Change," in partnership with Youth Service America, featuring stories from the 25 most influential and powerful young people in the world. Click here to read more about Olivia and her amazing story....

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We Are Houseguests on This Earth and We've Been Very Messy

(14) Comments | Posted April 22, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Can you imagine a world without birds chirping and flying overhead? Or an ocean without sea turtles gliding along? Or coral reefs that turn grey and die? When we talk about quality of life, the benefits of our natural habitat are immeasurable for animals and humans alike.

When I first...

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