12 Year Old Fills Pot Holes on His Street
Monte Scott was tired of the pot holes on his Michigan street, so he took it upon himself to start fixing them. For some reason, the video doesn’t seem to be showing up, but please click on one of the links below to be impressed by this young man’s spirit.
London Marathon replaces plastic bottles with the edible water pouches
The Good News Network reports that the London Marathon became the first full marathon to replace plastic water bottles with Ooho pouches made of seaweed. The fluid holding packages can be eaten like a cherry tomato and cost about 2 cents to make. Read more and watch the video at the link below:
Ecuador’s Murder Rate Dropped after Gangs were Legalized
Ecuador “legalized” gangs to allow them to become cultural associations and apply for assistance. Their murder rate dropped significantly over the next decade. Sociologist David Brotherton studied the process and its effects. He gave some examples of how inclusion worked:
“The minister of culture set up a train that went to the poorest communities in Ecuador to do street graffiti and art. There was a job training grant, and a grant to set up a community center. The Catholic University of Quito paid for 15 Latin Queens to study to become nurses. They never would’ve been able to do that before legalization.”
You can read more in this article from Vox and watch the video
Saving Snow Leopards
Bayarjargal Agvaantseren was awarded the 2019 Goldman Enviromental Prize for her work in saving Mongolia’s Snow Leopards from “runaway” mining operations. Here’s the inspiring story of courage and hard work:
April 30, 2019 at 10:40 am
You know we could do with more little fellows following his example JoAnna.. and yes it was great that the marathon thought of this.. And amazing statistics about the reduction of murders in gangland..
Great Information JoAnna…
I trust you are well and Happy Beltane for tomorrow.. ❤
April 30, 2019 at 10:55 pm
Thank you, Sue. I trust you are well, also. ❤
May 3, 2019 at 9:57 am
Thank you JoAnna.. I am doing OK, thank you ❤
May 3, 2019 at 10:57 pm
April 30, 2019 at 12:12 pm
JoAnna, I was especially struck by the news about Ecuador’s “legalized” gangs. Effecting meaningful change in our society sometimes requires the vision and courage to do the unthinkable.
May 1, 2019 at 9:49 pm
True! Sometimes we need to think outside the box and offer alternatives that address the underlying issues.
April 30, 2019 at 12:13 pm
in positive directions 🙂
May 1, 2019 at 9:49 pm
Thanks for noticing. Those steps add up! 🙂
April 30, 2019 at 5:09 pm
Feel really reassured by Ecuador murder rate dropping and the novelty of invention. Thank you 🙂
May 1, 2019 at 9:52 pm
You are very welcome, Ka. I’m happy to offer the hope of possibilities. 🙂
May 1, 2019 at 6:46 am
Great pothole lad. We could use him full time over here
May 1, 2019 at 10:34 pm
Maybe one will appear! In the meantime, be careful!