Georgina Bloomberg: Philanthropist, Equestrian, Animal Activist & Founder, The Rider's Closet

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Georgina Bloomberg is a professional equestrian show jumper and the co-author of four young adult novels about the equestrian show circuit.

What should everyone try at least once?

Hands on volunteer work. It amazes me how many people have never actually gotten involved in anything good or meaningful. Even if you don’t have a cause that you naturally gravitate to or feel strongly about, everyone should be helping the world in some way and feel the satisfaction of actually getting involved with something. Go work in a soup kitchen, walk a dog at a shelter, or even collect donations for an organization. There are endless ways to be involved and I know so many good people who have never done even the simplest things which is shocking to me. The feeling of knowing you have actually helped someone or something is addictive and wonderful, and I think something that would make the world a better place if more people experienced and realized how good it feels to do even the easiest of good deeds.

Duane Silverstein: Seacology Executive Director

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What do you love most about Your City? I live in a small town just north of Berkeley, CA in the middle of the San Francisco Bay Area.  I have all the advantages of a university town and a vibrant cosmopolitan city.  At the same time my town is a bit like the Cheers bar.  The shopkeepers and restaurant staff know my name.  Additionally I can walk to over 30 restaurants and rarely have to use my car.

Caroline Byrd: Greater Yellowstone Coalition Executive Director

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My Tip of the Day: Stay calm, you’ll get off the plane and your bag will find you.

What do you love most about Your City? Access to countless mountain trails and river miles.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant? Lots of fresh fruit, really good whole milk yogurt and fresh-made granola. The Emerson Grill, it’s in an old school building that’s been converted to a community art center.

Tina Nguyen: Taco Bell Foundation Executive Director

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My Goal of the Day: Raise money and awareness for the Taco Bell Foundation

What drink do you need to get through the day? Champagne

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? Chanel official

What should everyone try at least once? Meditate for 5 minutes

Maya K. van Rossum: Delaware Riverkeeper

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What advice would you have for young people who are concerned about the future of our environment and want to take up this cause? The advice I give to every young person is to stay true to yourself—to your beliefs and goals—and don’t ever let anyone tell you any different. When I was about to graduate law school, I watched so many of my classmates who professed their passion for the environment immediately sell out and start working for firms that defended polluters. They justified this by saying that they were going to go make money for the next five years, pay off their school loans, and then come back to fight for the earth.

Art delaCruz: Team Rubicon COO

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My Action of the Day: Make a difference for somebody in the world.

My Deed of the Day: Contributing to Team Rubicon’s mission to help people impacted by disasters.

What should everyone try at least once? Everyone in the world should experience aerobatic flight.

Abby Falik: Global Citizen Year CEO & Founder

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My Goal of the Day: To practice what we teach at Global Citizen Year: leaving our comfort zones, putting curiosity before judgement, and taking risks that advance equity and inclusion.  

My Tip of the Day: Work-life alignment matters more than work-life balance, and self-care is key to productivity and happiness.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?  I love getting lost in good books, joyful moments with my boys, and the Berkeley hills. In 2000, I stopped out of college and moved to Salvador, Brazil with a backpack, a book of Portuguese verbs and the name of an NGO I hoped to work for (which, it turned out, didn’t exist). The experience of getting lost repeatedly and of forging my way in a new city stretched me in ways that changed who I was, and shaped who I am.