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Madi & Rhiannon

was nominated for a Shorty Award!

Two teenagers on a mission to advocate for the endangered orangutan and its rapidly diminishing rainforest habitat. Convinced GSUSA to adopt a sustainable palm oil policy for Girl Scout cookies. Honored by the United Nations as Forest Heroes.


The Shorty Interview with Madi & Rhiannon

How will the world change in the next year?

Ideally, companies will realize their consumers desire socially-responsible/ environmentally-friendly products and change their practices.

Why'd you start tweeting?

Because only through social media can we reach enough people to create change!

Why should we vote for you?

We can serve as an example to other youth and individuals that regardless of who you are, you can create change and make a difference.

What's your best tweet?

As youth, we have the luxury of imagining a vision that appears irrational and can dream in a way that's not limited by an adult perspective.

View Madi & Rhiannon's complete Shorty Interview

Learn More about Madi & Rhiannon


At 11 years old, we launched a national campaign to make Girl Scout cookies rainforest-safe by changing the source of an ingredient, palm oil. We used Twitter, Facebook, online petitions & appearances in national media outlets like the Wall Street Journal, to raise awareness and gather the support of 100,000 consumers. Six years later, we have been able to convince the Girl Scouts to adopt a sustainable palm oil policy. Our work continues to create a movement for deforestation-free products!

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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 7th annual ceremony will be held in April 2015 in New York City and live streamed internationally.

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