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Good News Tuesday: Filling Pot Holes, Edible Water Pouches, Legal Gangs, and Saving Snow Leopards

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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:

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

12 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Filling Pot Holes, Edible Water Pouches, Legal Gangs, and Saving Snow Leopards

  1. 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.. ❤

  2. 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.

  3. wonderful steps
    in positive directions 🙂

  4. Feel really reassured by Ecuador murder rate dropping and the novelty of invention. Thank you 🙂

  5. Great pothole lad. We could use him full time over here

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