Praise for
Stone Soup for a Sustainable World:
Life-Changing Stories of Young Heroes

These dedicated young people are a shining example of how we can imagine a more sustainable world.  As an actor I’ve learned the power celebrities have to amplify these important causes. I encourage you to read the inspiring stories in this book. Listen to these young people. Learn from them. Join with them. Support them. Let’s get to work!  It’s going to take all of us working together.The planet is counting on us, and so are our children.

Ted Danson, Actor, Co-Founder Oceana

Thanks to Greta Thunberg and the other youth leaders featured in this book who are charging us into the future, I’m filled with more hope every day. They have challenged us to do everything we can, precisely because there is hope. Yes, the situation is dire, but many things can be fixed, and made right, and protected. They’ve shown us the way forward. Now it’s time for us to come together as one and step up to the challenge.

Ed Begley Jr., Actor, Begley’s Best

Stone Soup for a Sustainable World: Life-changing Stories of Young Heroes is a thought-provoking tour of the planet and those who make a difference. Writer, Marianne Larned, carries the reader to the heart of spirited ideas and action.

Randy Hayes, Rainforest Action Network Founder

Young people in the 21st century have the superpower of knowing what no one could know when I was a child.  Now we know that our existence depends on caring for the other creatures who, individually and together, make Earth habitable. Individually and together, we can use the mighty power of knowing to protect what remains of the natural world and restore what we can as if our lives depend on it, because they do. I’m grateful to these young people in this book who are carrying on our legacy.

Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue

Once you have children, it’s impossible to not see their face in every child you see.  We need to help our children understand and contribute to the world they are living in.  The stories in this book of courageous youth leaders around the world are a great educational tool. They challenge us all to do whatever we can to build a more sustainable world for all children.

Matt Damon, Actor, Co-Founder Water.org 

The Stone Soup Leadership Institute’s work of inspiring, educating and empowering young people to take initiative in their communities is a critical step in ensuring the success and longevity of our oceans, island sustainability as well as our planet.

Joe Kennedy, The Groundwork Project