Another #MeetMayaMonday here! Throughout her career as an environmental advocate, Maya had a little sidekick too...her daughter, Anneke. Whether going out on the Delaware River to keep an eye out for polluters, heading to rallies, working press conferences, or even just sitting and listening, Anneke has joined Maya every step of the way. Anneke has been known to say "Most people never get to meet their personal hero. I call mine Mum." Maya has watched Anneke grow through the years and has always been excited to see Anneke's passion and dedication for saving the environment grow as well. This week Anneke celebrates another birthday and her wish is always that with every new year she will continue to work to save the planet just like her Mum. Wow, name a more iconic duo, we dare you! And if you're curious what Anneke's favorite book is.....scroll to the end! ... See MoreSee Less
We are so grateful to our 21st speaker, Gokhan Seker, a GAFTG member and environmental activist.
Gokhan grew up in a small town near Istanbul Turkey along the Marmara Sea where his sister, mom and dad still call home. After public university, mandatory military service, and working in Istanbul as a stock market analyst, Gokhan traveled to the US to learn English, work, explore New York City and earn his MBA. Gokhan lives in the Darby creek watershed with his wife, 3 rescue cats and rescue dog. When he’s not managing a bustling Honda car dealership in Ardmore - he enjoys triathlon training, studying the Koran, hiking, and volunteering as a foster dad to help homeless animals. Gokhan and his wife Faith are a ZPG family to live lighter on the Earth. They converted their twin home to solar power in 2010 when fracking first threatened the Delaware River watershed and converted their lawn to a River friendly native plant garden and monarch waystation to help clean the Darby creek and provide vital habitat for ailing species suffering from human caused habitat destruction.
Thank you for using your voice to help deliver Maya's letter, "Racial Justice Demands Constitutional Green Amendments. View the full letter and video at bit.ly/GreenAmendmentEnviroJustice
Nara Norgil is a graduate from Ithaca College with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. She currently works at Massachusetts General Hospital, pursuing her track to medical school with an interest in Dermatology.
Thank you, Nara, for all you are doing as a front line worker and for lending your voice to Maya's message on racial justice and Green Amendments