Turns out he's doing it! Chad was recognized March 21 at the Points of Light Institute’s “All Together Now” celebration, which was shown last night on NBC-TV to a national audience.
The event also honored former President George H.W. Bush for his leadership in American volunteer service. He and three other former presidents — George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter — were in attendance.
Chad has won countless awards for leading a push to clean trash out of the Mississippi River. In his spare time he wrote From the Bottom Up: One Man's Crusade to Clean America's Rivers. You can watch him on ReelCYCLE: The Rivers’ Garbage Man.