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Good News Tuesday for Jan. 26, 2021: Protecting Women in Iran, Honoring a Capitol Protector, UK Sustainability Work, US Rejoins Paris Agreement, and Awarding a Fun Design on the Border Wall

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Iran Moves Forward with Bill to Protect Women from Domestic Violence

Iran’s executive branch just passed a bill called the Protection, Dignity and Security of Women Against Violence which will help protect Iranian women against violence including any act that “…inflicts harm to their body, psyche, personality and dignity, or restricts or deprives them of legal rights and freedoms.” The bill will now go before the parliament then to “a judicial and religious entity called the Guardian Council.” Read more from The Good News Network.

Honors for Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman

Eugene Goodman, the officer who helped defend the US Capitol from the January 6 attack and diverted rioters away from lawmakers, escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration. Officer Goodman was made an honorary Deputy Sergeant at Arms for Inauguration, and a bill has been introduced to honor him with the Congressional Gold Medal. I hope you will read more and watch related clips from Good Morning America.

UK Prioritizes Climate Change Solutions

“The UK government has announced it will commit at least £3 billion (US $4 billion) to climate change solutions in developing countries.” The money will be used to protect biodiverse ecosystems and support moving to sustainable food production. This article from the Good News Network reports other ways the UK is prioritizing solutions for sustainability.

US Rejoins Paris Climate Accord

President Joe Biden signed an executive order for the United States to rejoin the Paris climate agreement, the largest international effort to curb global warming. Here’s more from NPR. President Biden also signed executive orders to fight the coronavirus including establishing a testing board and mandating masks in airports.

Teeter-Totters at the US-Mexico Border Wall Win Prestigious Design Award

The teeter totter designed by California-based architects Ronald Rael and Virigina San Fratello, won the 2020 Beazley Design of the Year, run by London’s Design Museum. The pink teeter-totter built into the US – Mexico border wall, shows how what happens on one side affects the other. You can read more from CNN and watch the video. This article contains fun photos and additional video.

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Good News Tuesday for Dec. 8, 2020: Vaccines in the UK, Paris Climate Agreement, Saving Rainforests, Reducing Restaurant Trash, and Elephant Companionship

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Vaccines Against COVID 19 Begin in the UK

The United Kingdom starts it’s first wave of COVID 19 vaccines today with people over 80 and front-line health care workers. Here’s more from Good Morning America.

Major US Businesses Support Rejoining Paris Agreement

Amazon, General Motors, and Walmart were among the 42 companies that signed a letter stating they “view climate action as a business imperative,” and urging President-elect Joe Biden and lawmakers to re-enter the US into the Paris Climate Agreement. Here’s more from Good Morning America

Indigenous Leader Recognized for Work to Save Rainforests

Nemonte Nenquimo won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, also known as “The Green Nobel,” for her work in saving 500,000 acres in Ecuador’s rainforests from oil companies. Her leadership set a legal precedent for indigenous rights. Read more from the Good News Network.

Restaurant Close to Zero Waste (Seven Months Trash Free)

I’m proud of my hometown restaurant, Sealevel City Vegan Diner for their commitment to reducing waste and recycling. They reopened with new owners right before the pandemic hit, but have stayed open doing lots of curbside take out. This article in Port City Daily reports Sealevel hadn’t emptied a trash bin in seven months.

Lonely Elephant Rescued

Kaavan, a 36 year old Asian elephant spent years in a Islamabad “zoo,” where he “suffered from a lack of exercise as well as cracked and malformed nails due to living in an inappropriate structure.” After Kaavan’s partner died in 2012, he became known as the “world’s loneliest elephant.” Singer, Cher has been part of a social media campaign to save him. Kaavan has been transported to the Cambodia Elephant Sanctuary where he is slowly being introduced to new friends. You can read more about Kaavan in this article from CNN

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