by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, Environment
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Most celebrities post a tweet or two about their charity of choice on their twitter accounts. But rarely do you find a celeb who does more for an organization through twitter than Edward James Olmos.

Olmos has been channeling his popular character from Battlestar Galactica, Admirable Adama, to instruct his fleet (or twitter followers) to support the organization Water Keepers. He’s been steadily building up their base of followers and wants to hit 20,000 for the organization by the end of this year.

Olmos tweeted: “Orders for the fleet: 20,000 followers for @waterkeeper by the end of 2011 They need our help! So Say We All! Adama”

What’s so great about Water Keepers? According to their website, they provide “a way for communities to stand up for their right to clean water and for the wise and equitable use of water resources, both locally and globally. The vision of the Waterkeeper movement is for fishable, swimmable and drinkable waterways worldwide.”

As a fan of BSG, Olmos and clean water, I definitely followed @waterkeeper right away, but they still need more people to reach their goal. When Admirable Adama says jump, you say, how fracking high? Then, you make a joke about toasters.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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