A 16 year old philanthropist, environmental activist, entrepreneur, eco-designer, inspirational speaker, artist, animator, coder, illustrator, and Simon & Schuster author. She's the CEO of Maya's Ideas, a company started in 2008 when she was just 8 years old.
Although China now has over 3,500 NGOs, most concentrate in big and high profile cities like Beijing and Yunnan. In backwater regions like Western China, the concept of NGOs is still foreign.
Carrotmob begat a number of other initiatives. A 'podmob' in Vancouver raised a few thousand dollars at a local sushi restaurant
For environmental activists to side with OPEC to protect the oil status quo is downright illogical and raises questions about the motives of such groups and the credibility of their arguments.