WHAT KIND OF NEWS YOU’LL FIND HERE

 

Successes – court victories, legislation passed, green jobs created . . .

 

Steps towards Success – new people recruited; donations received; petitions signed; demonstrations held . . .

 

Factual Examples of Accomplishments – green buildings, working farms, ecovillages . . .

 

Profiles of Effective People – Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben and others . . .

 

Positive Trends  – increases in organic farms, solar panels, nature education . . .

 

Positive Earth Facts – increases of endangered species populations, new species . . .

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—  good news that comes from action alerts, not the alerts themselves;
—  good news that comes from the actions of groups, not requests to participate or donate to them;
—  good news that comes from the application of information, not the info itself;
—  good news about help for the Earth directly, rather than helping people (although, of course, since we are all cells in Earth’s body, any good news for humans is good news for the Earth).

 

GOOD NEWS – AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

FOR THE EARTH

Thanks for all the work that you do!


First Nation builds spirited solar project in the heart of Canada’s oil sands

August 28, 2015, inhabitat.com | “One of Alberta’s biggest solar projects has been built in one of the most unlikely places—the heart of Canada’s Peace River oil sands. The Lubicon Lake Band aboriginal community launched the Piitapan Solar Project, a 20.8kW renewable energy installation in Little Buffalo, Alberta. The inspiring 80-panel solar project was developed in a bid to create more green jobs and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. ”

Ami Linden shared a link to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline.
An aboriginal community in Alberta has turned to solar in their fight against tar sands oil development.
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Judge denies attempt to block water release for Klamath salmon

August 27, 2015, www.bendbulletin.com | “A federal judge has denied a request by agricultural water providers in California’s Central Valley to block emergency water releases to protect Klamath River salmon from the drought.  U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill in Fresno, California, on Wednesday rejected a request for a temporary restraining order sought by Westlands Water District and San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority.”

Robert Brothers shared a link to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline.

GRANTS PASS — A federal judge has denied a request by agricultural water providers in California’s Central Valley to block emergency water releases to protect Klamath River salmon from the drought. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill in Fresno, California, on Wednesday rejected a request for a t…
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India Built The World’s First Solar-Powered Airport

August 26, 2015, valhallamovement.com | “The southern Indian city of Kochi is now the proud home of the world’s first solar-powered airport. On Aug. 18, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL)-India’s fourth largest international airport in terms of passenger traffic-commissioned a 12 mega watt (MW) solar power project. The airport already had a 1MW solar power plant, which can produce 4,000 units of electricity daily. With its new solar plant, the airport can now produce 60,000 units of electricity every day, which is more than enough to meet its daily requirement.”

Robert Brothers shared a link to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline.
The southern Indian city of Kochi is now the proud home of the world’s first solar-powered airport. On Aug. 18, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL)-India’s fourth largest international airport in terms of passenger traffic-commissioned a 12…
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Internet Connection In Amazon Will Connect Villagers to Environmentalists

August 26, 2015, valhallamovement.com | “In August 2015, a groundbreaking event took place in the village of Ulupuene in the Brazilian Amazon: internet connectivity arrived. Through a collaborative partnership between the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), Associação Indígena Ulupuene (AIU), and the nonprofit Synbio Consultoria em Meio Ambiente, the Waurá indigenous people of Ulupuene now have access to the web and can reach like-minded communities and organizations around the world to enlist support for the protection of the community’s rainforests and ancestral lands.”

thanks to Martita Rivera for letting me know about this page!
When people as us how what is the number one thing needed for a sustainable world; this is (one reason) we say Connection.
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Germany starts move to ban GMO crops: ministry letter

August 24, 2015, www.reuters.com | “Germany has initiated a move to stop the growing of genetically modified crops under new European Union rules, documents seen by Reuters showed on Monday.  German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt has informed German state governments of his intention to tell the EU that Germany will make use of new ‘opt-out’ rules to stop GMO crop cultivation even if varieties have been approved by the EU, a letter from the agriculture ministry seen by Reuters shows.”

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Germany has initiated a move to stop the growing of genetically modified crops under new European Union rules, documents seen by Reuters showed on Monday.German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt
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Norway’s wealth fund expels POSCO, Daewoo Int’l over palm oil holdings

August 18, 2015, news.mongabay.com, | “Norway’s central bank is divesting the country’s $870 billion pension fund of its holdings in four Asian multinationals over rainforest destruction for palm oil in Southeast Asia, the bank announced yesterday.  Two of the companies, steelmaker POSCO and its subsidiary Daewoo International Corp., are headquartered in South Korea. The others, Genting Bhd. and IJM Corp. Bhd., are Malaysian conglomerates.”

GoodNews FortheEarth shared a link. Norway’s wealth fund expels POSCO, Daewoo Int’l over palm oil holdings destruction of Rainforests!

Genting, IJN are also being divested from because of rainforest destruction in Indonesia.
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France Joins Green Wave of GM Crop Bans in Europe

gmo free france

September 17, 2015, sustainablepulse.com | “In a joint statement Thursday by the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal, and the Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, it was announced that France has decided to ask the European Commission for a strong opt-out from growing genetically modified (GM) crops.

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BREAKING NEWS: France has now officially joined Greece and Latvia in asking for an opt-out from growing GM crops. Germany and Scotland have also made it clear that they will follow the same path. http://sustainablepulse.com/…/france-joins-green-wave-of-…/… ‪#‎GMOs‬ ‪#‎france‬ ‪#‎BanGMOs‬ ‪#‎food‬
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Water Songs, Native American

The Water Song, by Chenoa Egawa & Alex Turtle

Chimpanzees Could Be Treated As ‘Legal Persons’ For First Time [UPDATED]

April 20, 2015, www.thedodo.com | “The move is significant because it’s the first time that a motion to recognize chimps as legal persons — and therefore to allow them to benefit from legally protected bodily autonomy — has been acknowledged so directly in a court.” The Nonhuman Rights Project filled a petition to give the two chimpanzees, being held at Stony Brook University, bodily liberty.

 

 Juliann Adiastri Rubijono

 

Denmark Just Produced 140% of its Electricity Needs with Renewable Wind Power

July 16, 2015, www.ewao.com | “About a week ago, Denmark made the absolute most out of a particularly windy 24 hours by harnessing its power and producing not only all of its own electricity needs for the day, but enough extra to spread between three neighboring countries.  To be exact, the sustainable wind-power technologies harnessed and collected 144% of one days electricity needs.”

About a week ago, Denmark made the absolute most out of a particularly windy 24 hours by harnessing its power and producing not only all of its own electricity…
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