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Ryan featured with KIDBOX on the TODAY SHOW

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Hey everyone – today my segment with KIDBOX aired on the TODAY SHOW! If you missed it, you can check it out here: https://www.today.com/video/meet-10-inspiring-kids-going-above-and-beyond-with-charity-work-66277445924

It was pretty cool to go to NYC and meet the other kids and I’m excited to be on the KIDBOX board of directors this year – we’re going to do some cool stuff together!

 

 

Ryan writes foreword in Shore Buddies new book release

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I was so excited to write the foreword for my friend Malte and his company Shore Buddies. They make stuffed animals out of recycled materials (Each Shore Buddy is made from 6 recycled, cleaned and shredded plastic bottles.) and they teach kids the importance of clean oceans. Plus, $1 from every product purchased goes to help save marine life. So cool! Order yours today at https://shore-buddies.com/

Two weeks on the road: Alaska and New York City!

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The end of July and the first week of August were a lot of traveling for Ryan. From California to Alaska to New York and back, there was a lot of filming, meeting new friends and camping for the first time outside the backyard.

Before leaving to Alaska, Ryan toured Bearsaver Inc. They make the heavy duty trash and recycle bins you’d see in places like the National Park Service. Those bins just happen to have the Recycle Across America standardized bin labels on them to help people recycle right (and the bins keep bears from getting into the trash). It was an awesome tour and Ryan got to add the final decals on finished bins ready to roll out the door.

From there it was off to Anchorage, AK. Ryan took tours of the Valley Community recycling center in Palmer, AK and filmed at REI, The Denali Education Center, Subaru and Husky Homestead. Ryan loved seeing the bears, moose, caribou and Dall sheep while in Alaska and loved camping with the team from Recycle Across America. This time of the year, it’s light outside nearly all day and night in Alaska so it was a little tough to get to sleep but Ryan zipped all the way up in his sleeping bag and made it happen. Thank you Denise, Paul and Mitch, Scot and Alexa and Alex for making this trip awesome. (And everyone at each stop along the way)

After a ten hour delay getting out of Anchorage, Ryan was finally on his way to NYC to make an appearance as one of the new KIDBOX Kid Board of Directors. He had a great time meeting the other kids on the board this year and loved being able to make a difference by handing out backpacks with supplies in them for the kids that needed them at Cherry Kids, Inc in Harlem. Ryan is going to be doing some cool things with KIDBOX this year and there will be lots more news coming soon about that. Ryan loved meeting up with his friend Brooklynn Prince while in NYC and spent a few days checking out a bunch of NYC with other friends as well.

Ryan stopped by TIME for Kids Magazine and toured their office and stopped by Parents magazine for a quick hello. Ryan is being featured in a PARENTS magazine story coming up soon. Ryan made sure to get a hot dog from a cart in Manhattan and ride the subway many times (his two favorite things to do in New York).

After 5 days in NYC, it was time to come home. Ryan made friends with the pilots and flight crew on every flight of the trip and added quite a few more pairs of wings to his flight wings collection. Thank you David at XL Limo Services for getting Ryan and team to and from the airport. We can’t wait to share the videos once they get edited down and Ryan is so happy to have met so many amazing people on this trip. Thanks everyone who made these last two weeks possible for Ryan. #kidbox #recycleacrossamerica #subaru #recyclelikeryan

Recycling and Filming with AOL

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Yesterday we recycled most of the day and we were followed around by a film crew making a video doc about me for an upcoming series called MINI MOGULS. We recycled a lot – it was about 14,000 cans and bottles and the crazy thing is we skipped the golf course pick up since we were out of time. I’ll go back this weekend to pick up from them so this week is probably going to be over 20,000 items recycled. I get a lot of email from people asking how to recycle. It’s easy. Just make sure items like cans, glass and plastic bottles go into your recycle bin or take them to a recycle center. You don’t have to be crazy about recycling like me but every little bit helps the earth. Thank you everyone who helps me recycle and I’m really proud of all the kids who email and send me letters every day around the world who are recycling now after seeing how easy it is to do. Here’s a link to the finished video.

Ryan interviewed by Nothing Wasted podcast JUNE 3

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June 3, 2019 | Ryan Hickman, Founder of Ryan’s Recycling

At only 9 years old, Ryan Hickman has big dreams of saving the planet (and feeding those California sea lions) one bottle and can at a time. We talked to Ryan about how $5 from his first trip to a recycling facility turned into a huge passion, how his family helps with Ryan’s Recycling, his successful beach cleanups, and how this helps him master math and geography. Oh and how he met Ellen DeGeneres and took over Lebron James’ Instagram story. (true story!) Get ready to be inspired by this young entrepreneur.