Wild Keeper Spotlight: Olivia Sullivan

Wild Keeper Spotlight: Olivia Sullivan

Meet third term Wild Keeper, Olivia! Livy is based in Pennsylvania and has been close to nature for as long as she can remember sharing that, "

When I was younger my mom founded an environmental elementary school so I’ve always been super into it."

Her favorite ways to access and enjoy nature are through s
unbathing, taking hikes, and paddle boarding and share that as a woman "it’s very hard for me to feel comfortable walking alone and I always want to enjoy being outside but it’s hard when I’m carrying pepper spray and a knife to keep myself safe."

Learn more about Olivia below!

Keep Nature Wild: Between mountains, deserts and forests, which would you pick?

Olivia: Mountains!

KNW: What is your favorite adventure snack?

O: Monster trail mix!

KNW: What is an experience that has shaped your relationship with nature/ the outdoors?

O: An experience that helped shaped my relationship with the outdoors is paddle boarding with my dog and having a pod of dolphins swim under us and around us. It was very eye opening and made me want to help them more.

KNW: What is one thing you'd love to bring more awareness to in the outdoor space?

O: Pollution and damage to the ocean. A lot of people think dropping their trash in the suburbans wont have a large scale affect but that’s exactly how we’ve gotten numerous garbages patches in the ocean

KNW: What is your favorite thing about being a Wild Keeper?

O: The many connections I’ve made and support

KNW: What has picking up trash outdoors done for you? 

O: It definitely opened my eyes to how much trash is everywhere it’s so hard to “ignore” it now when everywhere I look I’m thinking about how many lbs of trash there is

KNW: Roughly how many pounds do you think you've picked up since you became a Wild Keeper?

O: Around 2600 due to my earth day cleanup!

KNW: What goals do you have for this year? (or beyond?)

O: I’m working on creating a law that will protect ocean life from boat propellers by requiring prop guards on boats.

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