The Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization (M.E.V.O.) was founded in the summer of 2008 by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel and Samuel A. Berman. After going on numerous hiking expeditions during the summer, the two friends became motivated to preserve the natural beauty of our environment. And so, M.E.V.O. was born. M.E.V.O. is a volunteer organization; its primary goals being to clean up, preserve, and protect the environment. Of course, we understand that we can't do this alone, so it is also our mission to raise awareness about pollution, and to motivate other groups and individuals to help us in this cause. These goals will be accomplished by organizing a variety of activities for our volunteers, from hike-a-thons and bike-a-thons to clean-ups and recycling drives. M.E.V.O. is also a "friendship" organization which volunteers its time to help out other friend and partner organizations that work to protect and enjoy the environment as much as M.E.V.O.. Because ultimately, saving the environment and planet is going to be a team effort. And it won't be easy, but it will definitely be worth it.