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Chad Pregracke CNN Hero; Social Entrepreneur

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  • Chad Pregracke Website Intro Video

    How each one of us can make a big difference.

  • Points of Light Tribute

    Chad was honored for his work at the Points of Light Tribute in at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and was given a standing ovation by all 4 living Ex-U.S. Presidents.

  • CNN Hero: Chad Pregracke

    Chad's Nomination video in which he won the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year award!

  • Hardest Working Person in America Nomination

    This is the video that helped Chad win the Hardest Working Person in America contest!

  • 10 Millions Pounds of Trash Removed from US Waterways

    Headquartered in East Moline, Illinois, Living Lands & Waters is a 501 (c)(3) environmental organization that was established by Chad Pregracke in 1998. Since the organization was founded, Living Lands & Waters has grown to be the only “industrial strength” river cleanup organization like it in the world. By November 2018, with the help of over 108,000 volunteers and countless supporters, Living Lands and Waters proudly announced that they had removed 10 MILLION pounds of garbage from America's rivers.

  • Speaking Preview for Keep Tennessee Beautiful

    Chad was asked to present in front of the Governor of Tennessee as the kick-off to Keep Tennessee Beautiful month!

  • CNN (1997)--Chad's first major new coverage!

    The video that helped start it all!

  • Chad's GDA Rap

    Chad entertains with this customized rap about how GDA focuses on the details.