Month: May 2019

Ocean Recovery Alliance: Global Alert – Floating Trash

The Lewis Family Foundation provided funding to Conservation Media Group to support the creation of this video – to spread the awareness about the Global Alert app and platform,  as well as how best to engage stakeholders in their communities to build collaborations focused on cleanup, prevention, and better management of watersheds and coastlines. Each… Read more »

Eliminating plastic water bottles at Alnoba

Sometimes the big global environmental problems seem daunting, and we wonder just what one person can do to make a difference. The answer is: each of us can do at least one thing—and if all of us do something, change happens. Alnoba was conceived by the Lewis Family as a model of sustainability with a… Read more »

Rick & Diane Hickman help students Dress for Success

When Rick Hickman’s father was growing up during the Depression, he attended an all-boys’ school where the students wore uniforms every day except Friday. While Rick’s father himself always had nice clothes, he was struck by the fact that a quarter of the boys didn’t show up at school on Fridays because they didn’t have… Read more »

The WASH Initiative at Tin Keo Village, Laos

Twenty-two years ago, the local government developed a plan to turn the Lao lowland, source of the Kuong Xi waterfall, into a tourist destination. Located 13 miles from the center of Luang Prabang, the village of Tin Keo fell into that territory. Yet, this community of fewer than 500 people, including 90 Hmong residents, remains… Read more »

Mermaids Against Plastic

Help the Mermaids Finish their Film & Campaign! Mermaids Against Plastic, a short film currently in post-production, follows two incredible women -designated as Mermaids- in their quest to protect the ocean they love from marine plastic pollution. These Mermaids persuade and inspire local business owners, visiting tourists, and decision-makers to stop plastic from reaching the… Read more »

Donating parkas after visiting Antarctica

Every year, at the end of the cruise to Antarctica, travelers are invited to leave any clothing they will no longer wear – either because they live in a hot climate or they do not want to carry the items back home. We explain all items will be donated to the local community of Ushuaia…. Read more »

Protect Our Winters

The Lewis Family Foundation and Grand Circle Foundation began a partnership with Protect Our Winters in 2011 and have donated $210,000 to support their efforts to educate and advocate on climate change issues. Founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, Protect Our Winters (POW) turns passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. POW leads… Read more »