11-year-old Olivia Bouler wanted to help clean up the oil spill, so she contacted the Audubon Society with an idea. They approved, and soon after, AOL signed on. Bouler has so far raised $110,000 selling her paintings. [CNN, AOL]
Well hell, Olivia Bouler. Thanks for making me tear up at my desk. Sometimes all I need is an optimistic kid to show me that being cynical is far less productive/helpful than getting off my ass and doing something. Thanks, Olivia, you're pretty awesome.