Ocean Hero Award 2019 by OCEANA

I am so honored to receive the Ocean Hero Award from OCEANA during the amazing Sea Change Summer Party on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The gala was held at a magical estate in Laguna Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean! OCEANA has done so many wonderful things to help our earth, and it is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. The Sea Change Summer Party is held once a year to raise funds and to celebrate the ocean, and this year's theme was the Plague of Single-Use Plastic. I was truly humbled to be up on stage to receive the award in front of so many environmental leaders and activists who have done so much for our ocean environment. Thank y

EarthFest 2019 at The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center

On Saturday, September 14, I was at the family friendly EarthFest event in Irvine, Orange County, organized by The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC), to celebrate 10 years of their sustainability efforts. This was my first time having a booth at an event promoting my campaign Skip the Plastic Straw, and it was a fun experience meeting so many people and other eco-friendly vendors. Thank you to Sarah Burgess, Leadership and Youth Development Director of IROEC, and her team for inviting me to this event and for all the help that day! The event started at 9 am and ended at 5 pm, and I had 121 new pledges from people who stopped by to say hi and pledged to stop using plastic straws!

Young Philanthropist Award 2019 by Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Thank you Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) for awarding me with the Young Philanthropist Award 2019. I am truly honored and humbled with this recognition. I had the most amazing time at the PMMC Call of the Sea Gala on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at The Ranch in Laguna Beach where I accepted the award. PMMC is like family to me. I attended their summer camps and after-school program in third grade and I am so happy for this partnership, which allows me to give back to PMMC what they have given to me! Click here or image below to read more on their website: Here is the video of my acceptance speech: Here is the video of Mr. Peter Chang, CEO of PMMC, introducing me: Thank you to Mr. Peter Cha

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