W.H.O. Endorses Malaria Vaccine
Earlier this month, The World Health Organization endorsed the first vaccine for malaria. The disease has historically killed about half a million people each year including 260,000 children under 5. The New York Times has details here.
Pay What You Can Farm Stand
Raleigh City Farm in North Carolina, has a “Pay What You Can” farmstand that offers fresh produce. Customers take what they need and put money in the cashbox at the farm or at the Salvation Army locations. Here’s the website
Nine Black Women Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Nine black women, all over 40 years of age, recently climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. The inspiring trip took six days. For details and photos, visit this article from Good Morning America.
“Opportunity in Challenge”: Giving Rice for Plastic
On the island of Bali, covid 19 dramatically hurt the tourism industry. Many workers returned to their villages and trash piled up on the beaches. Made Janur Yasa, a vegan restaurant owner in the town of Ubud, started a program in his home village where local villagers could exchange plastic for rice. His non-profit, Plastic Exchange, became a success and spread across other villages in Bali. You can learn more about the program and its creator at CNN Heroes. I hope you will also watch the following short video about the Balinese teachings that help Made Janur Yasa in his mission. His energy is gentle yet powerfully positive.
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