Environmental Concern

This series of messages focus on hidden heroes who identified environmental issues and then developed programs to address them.

    • Atmospheric Warming

      Eunice Newton Foote was one of 12 children born to her parents Thirza and Isaac. Her father was a distant relative of THE Isaac Newton. She had a strong interest in science. She also had a strong interest in painting. She never attended college. She used her science...

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    • Friend of the Thirsty

      Abel Wolman was born to parents who were Polish immigrants to the United States. He wanted to pursue a career in medicine, but his parents wanted him to pursue an engineering degree instead. He did receive a degree in engineering from Johns Hopkins University, but his...

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    • Controlling Water

      Harriet (Russell) Strong was born in Buffalo, NY to a family who could afford to have her taught by private teachers. She married young and had four daughters. She was widowed after 20 years of marriage when her husband committed suicide resulting from business...

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    • Environmental Activism

      Lynn Henning was born and raised on a farm in Michigan. Lynn and her husband had a farm where they raised grain and vegetables. The nature of farming changed when coordinated animal feeding operations (CAFO) began buying up land. The income generated by the CAFO’s was...

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    • The Forest Man of India

      Jadav (Molai) Payeng was born to one of the indigenous tribes in India. As a child, he became disturbed by the disappearance of the forest on a small island where he liked to play. Erosion was turning the island into a sand bar. Animal life was also disappearing.,...

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