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Working toward cleaner oceans everywhere

This year marks a decade since The Ocean Cleanup was founded by then 18-year-old inventor Boyan Slat of the Netherlands. Since 2013, the nonprofit foundation has endeavored to rid the world’s oceans of plastic – to the tune of millions of tons currently afloat across the globe.

Toxic pollutants affect everyone, not just the 700 marine species who call the sea home: plastic affects myriad industries from travel and tourism to fisheries and aquaculture. When it enters the food chain, it has adverse effects on human health – making it one of the single most detrimental environmental issues of our time.

– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100

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‘Together for Mental Health’ in May

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is taking the spotlight this month as we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month.

Now located in 49 states, NAMI “provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.” 

Throughout May, the organization aims to combine and amplify the voices of all mental health advocates. They are providing opportunities for people to share their personal experiences relating to mental health and are even taking to social media with the hashtag, #MHAM to help share the message that we are better “Together for Mental Health.” 

– Amanda Fox, The 100 Companies