CNN has announced their Hero of the Year, and I think he’s phenomenal. He’s taken the job of cleaning up rivers, our water source, and turned it into something enjoyable. Cleaning up after ourselves is necessary, but no one said it had to be boring. Chad Pregracke is deserving of the title and stands as the perfect role model for all of us, as someone who saw something that needed to be done, and started working with the vivacity the situation demanded to accomplish that task. But he isn’t the only hero of the year. Go read his story and the stories of the other finalists, to see what small steps can be taken to accomplish big ideas.