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 . . .


—  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).




Thanks for all the work that you do!

Monsanto forced out of Costa Rica, 9/20/04

Organic Consumers Association, 09/20/2004, “Monsanto the company responsible for more than 90% of industrial releases of transgenic organisms in the world has decided to withdraw its request to release genetically modified corn (maiz) in Costa Rica and to pull out of the country.”

Santa Fe River Preserve Restoration Project Completed: Cleaner Water Provided, Habitat Restored

August 9, 2004 , www.wildearthguardians.org | “Last week WildEarth Guardians finished a sometimes highly controversial project to improve water quality and wildlife habitat of the Santa Fe River downstream of the city wastewater treatment facility.  Over the last three-plus years local school children, city residents and WildEarth Guardians staff have planted literally thousands of native trees in an effort to restore the native streamside forest.”

“~ PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS CAN WORK MIRACLES: Planting 100,000 trees and shrubs heals rivers stripped bare by cattle, for more, see -John Horning, wildearthguardians.org,
You Gotta See It to Believe It
Watch the difference! WildEarth Guardians works to restore degraded river systems in the Southwest, including the Santa Fe River. See the changes from year-to-year.”
  • Pedro Di Girólamo“Before seeing it, I will share it, cos. the United Nations have declared year 2011 as the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF TREES.

    And because Trees and the sister disciplines of PERMACULTURE that are FOREST FARMING and FOREST GARDENING are my present passion of study and promotion.
    BTW, I share this with your very good introduction.”
  • Tamara Griffiths “awesome, great work, takes alot of effort but so worth it, well done well done”
  • Mary Chambers “The United Nations hs declared 2011 as the International year of the trees????? and the UK government are determined to sell off ALL, not just some but ALL our forests!!!!”
  • GoodNews FortheEarth“OK folks, I’m so glad you like this news! Ecological restoration is especially crucial because it both revitalizes ecosystems and eats up carbon. If any one else can find before and after info like this, please let us know, and I will look for it myself in the work of the Lomakatsi Restoration Project in Ashland, Oregon, where I serve on the Board.

    — cheers, Robert
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Olaus and Mardy Murie: Alaska’s Passionate Protectors

October 21, 2013, www.wilderness.net | “Margaret (Mardy) Murie is fondly called the Grandmother of the Conservation Movement, but her love of the land began at a young age. Born on August 18, 1902 in Seattle, Mardy moved to Fairbanks with her family when she was five years old. Her step-father was an assistant U.S. attorney. She attended Simons College in Boston but finished her degree in business administration at the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, now the University of Alaska.”

GoodNews FortheEarth shared a link.
HISTORY – Olaus and Mardy Murie: Alaska’s Passionate Protectors
“I hope the United States of America is not so rich that she can afford to let these wildernesses pass by, or so poor she cannot afford to keep them.” – Mardy Murie – In congressional testimony about the Alaska Lands Act
Thanks to Dena Nickell for posting this.
Wilderness.net – Olaus and Mardy Murie, 1902 – 2003
Olaus is rememberd as a biologist, Alaskan explorer and author. Mardy is often call the ‘grandmother of the conversation movement.’
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Landmark timber deal stops Seattle sprawl

May 13, 2002, www.hcn.org | “For over a century, local Washington residents have harvested the thick, rain-soaked forests of Douglas-fir, hemlock, and cedar blanketing the surrounding hills to feed its local mills and economy.  But more recently, a different crop has sprung up around town. Houses. ”

Landmark timber deal stops Seattle sprawl
Overwhelmed by development in this bedroom community near Seattle, the town of Snoqualmie finds an ally in the Evergreen Forest Trust, which has purchased a huge tree farm that will enable logging to continue, and block sprawl.
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