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Good News Tuesday for March 23, 2021: First Native American in US Cabinet, New Dialysis Facility in India, Economic Benefits of Protecting Nature, Gorilla Fund Donations, and Great Grandma Zooms in on Exercise Class

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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Deb Haaland Confirmed as US Interior secretary and the first Native American on US Cabinet

The Senate voted 51 to 40 on March 15 to confirm Congresswoman Deb Haaland  to be Interior secretary, making her the first Native American to hold a Cabinet secretary post. Here’s more from CBS News.

You can learn more about Secretary Haaland in this recording of her accepting the nomination.

New Dialysis Facility in India Opens with Free Services

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) launched “India’s biggest” kidney dialysis facility that will offer dialysis to 101 patients simultaneously free of cost. Here’s more from tribuneindia.com.

Study Clarifies the Economic Benefits of Protecting Nature

In the largest-ever study of its kind, a team led by the University of Cambridge concluded, “The economic benefits of conserving or restoring natural sites now “outweigh” the profit potential of converting them for intensive human use.” Most of us already know that, but it’s good to have documented research back up. Read more about the study here.

Gorilla Fund Receives Huge Donations

The Diane Fossey Gorilla fund has received “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in donations from the WallStreetBets subreddit. You can read more about here in the Gorilla Fund’s statement.

102-Year-Old Joins PE Zoom Class with Six-Year-Old Great Grandson

Julia Fulkerson recently got to exercise with her great grandson after his parents were vaccinated. Here’s the story from Good Morning America. I don’t know about you, but I’m inspired! Here’s a video:

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, 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 as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

13 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for March 23, 2021: First Native American in US Cabinet, New Dialysis Facility in India, Economic Benefits of Protecting Nature, Gorilla Fund Donations, and Great Grandma Zooms in on Exercise Class

  1. All good, particularly Deb Haaland and the Indian dialysis hospital

  2. All great news, JoAnna. The ‘yes’ vote from Lindsey Graham shocked me. Here’s a literacy story I missed, but is worth sharing.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/08/us/book-lady-gives-students-million-trnd/index.html

    • I raised an eyebrow at that yes, vote, too, but it gives me hope. Thank you so much for adding to the good news! I have often thought of tutoring in reading and love what the book lady is doing! I bet she reaches one million!

  3. Great news about Deb Haaland’s confirmation. Just love the energy of great grandmother Julia Fulkerson 🙂

  4. JoAnna, I love this feature! All the choices are good if you are choosing a favorite. In this case, I choose the study that shows protecting the environment is more profitable than development! Money seems to be the primary motivation for making such decisions. Glad they will be motivated to preserve nature. ❤ Take care!

    • Thanks, Cheryl. The awareness that healing and protecting our environment is the best thing for our economy (and our survival) is crucial. I hope those motivated my money are paying attention.

  5. It really is so refreshing to see some good new, JoAnna. Hugs on the wing!

  6. I was thrilled with Deb Haaland’s confirmation! You’ve managed to find good news in most every corner of the world, but I especially loved the one with the 102-year-old grandmother! Thanks for the smiles!

    • I’m glad you liked the good news! I do try to find news from different parts of the world. Thanks for noticing. Great grandmother inspired me!

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