edward james olmos
by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, Environment
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Edward James Olmos is the hardest working water conservationist on twitter. Eyeballing his feed, I’d guess that 90% of his tweets are about keeping our earth clean.

But perhaps the best part of Olmos’ effort to fight pollution is the fact that he uses his much loved character from Battlestar Galactica, Admirable Adama, to get people on board. His most recent plea to get people to follow his favorite organization Water Keepers shows his great sense of humor.

Olmos writes, “Please if your following me follow @waterkeeper & @robertkennedyjr-That’s an order! so no exceptions! Polluters are Cylons- #SoSayWeAll”

And I don’t think he’s talking about the nice Cylons. He’s talking about the ones that tried to kill off the human race by going nuclear. (Damn you Baltar for being seduced by 6.) When you think about it, pollution is slowly killing off various species so we can get on board with the Cylon comparison. But mostly, we love how vocal the actor is about educating people about saving the planet. From telling the truth about fracking (the hydro kind, not the FCC approved sci-fi swear word kind) to speaking out against deep sea drilling, Olmos is out to set humankind straight. Don’t be a Cylon. Don’t pollute.

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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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SZIXIUKPGHPGYMPGFJFVHJDWZQ darwesh

    You mean Admiral Adama, not Admirable Adama ;)