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Ryan featured in Lerner Publishing’s COOL KIDS CHANGING THE WORLD

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I’m featured in a new book coming out in January from Lerner Publishing Group about kids changing the world. My friends Sammie’s Buddy Bench Project and Project I Am are in it too! You can order your copy to learn about all the kids featured on Amazon here: www.amazon.com/Changing-World-Light…/…/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0… or Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cool-kids-chan…/1132035169… or on Indiebound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781541589155

Ryan featured on the Today Show!

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I’m so excited that today I was featured on the Today Show with Hoda and Jenna (Maria Shriver was filling in for Jenna)! If you missed the airing, you can still see it here: https://www.today.com/video/meet-the-inspiring-10-year-old-devoted-to-recycling-71748677562 Thank you everyone who came out and helped at the beach clean up and to all my supporters of the event. See everyone at the next beach clean up! 🙂

Washington DC trip

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This week I took a quick trip with my friend Mitch Hedlund from Recycle Across America and my dad to Washington DC. We had a day of pouring rain and I got to visit my friend Mason for dinner who is going to college at George Washington University. I met with a lot of Congress representatives and their staff about the importance of recycling and using standardized bin labels but my favorite part of the trip was meeting Congressman Alan Lowenthal and learning how the voting works on the house floor.

I also learned there are underground tunnels between the capitol building and the buildings where all the reps work so they can get between the buildings easily. On the flight home, I asked the flight crew to give me the plastic bottles and aluminum cans so I could recycle them instead of them going into the landfill with the trash.

Wow – a Future Leader Award and a Congressional Recognition Certificate!

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The Greater Irvine Chamber hosted their 40 under 40 awards tonight and I was super proud to be recognized as a future leader. Thank you to all the people who came up to me and said hi and I’m really proud of my Congressional Recognition Certificate. How cool is that?!  Thank you Jay Ware from Ware Disposal for introducing me and thank you to everyone in Orange County who supports Ryan’s Recycling.

Interview with Jen Hatmaker and I’m on the cover of a new book about recycling!

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Hi everyone – I had a fun interview with Jen Hatmaker last week – you can check out the audio or transcript here: http://jenhatmaker.com/back-to-school-episode-04-ryan-hickman?fbclid=IwAR0w43Y5w-OvNFnydPf2wQTEl8HMwOEQulfwmNJoUT_xm7vHkWMnFgXSKAc

I hope you like the interview! I had a nice time talking to Mrs. Hatmaker. 🙂

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I also was featured on the cover (and inside) of a new book from Flying Frog Publishing. Check it out! It’s available at Barnes and Noble bookstores and online. It’s a really cool book for kids with lots of ideas for saving the planet. Get yours here.

9/14 Laguna Beach clean up event and The Today Show

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This weekend we had a big beach clean up at Laguna Beach! About 200 people came out and helped me clean up the beach. Laguna Beach is one of the cleanest beaches I know of and we still were able to find enough trash to fill almost two trash cans (almost 150lbs). Thank you everyone who came out and helped at the event. You all are so awesome. The Today Show was filming me for a new segment coming up and they filmed the event and then we did interviews and they followed me to OC Recycling where we recycled a truck load of cans and bottles. I can’t wait to see the show on tv soon!

Thank you to my sponsors of the event: Labeltronix, KYA Group, Hobie Surf Shops, JUST Water, Sand Cloud, Rock N Road Cyclery, Panini Kabob Grill, Tippys Coffee in Laguna Beach, The Pacific Marine Mammal Center, The Printery, Unger and the Wyland Foundation.