Good News Roundup III

In an uplifting Care2.com article from Women’s Day back on 8th of March, chains are lifted out of women’s rights. All around the world change is possible and change is happening as humanity takes another step towards peace, justice, freedom and equality.

“Today, on International Women’s Day, I join every individual who believes that change is possible. We are guided by a founding principle of the United Nations: the equal rights of men and women.

All around the world, our voices are rising, and silence and indifference are declining. Change is possible, and it’s happening.

Change is happening when every country, for the first time in history, has women on their Olympic teams, as they did this past summer in London.

Change is happening when people worldwide declare solidarity with a Pakistani girl who was shot for championing education for all, a girl named Malala.

Change is happening when protests erupt across the globe with women and men, young and old, rising up and saying no to violence against women.”

(read the original article here by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN women)

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” – Kahlil Gibran

This is the citation that makes way to an Intent.com article about Good Deeds Day. Good Deeds Day started back in 2007 by American-Israeli businesswoman, philanthropist and author Shari Arison. Not only successful, she is proof that you can maintain a thriving business without sacrificing values. Shari has also written about the importance of kindness both to ourselves and others on how to Activate Your Goodness where she inspires readers to “give without expecting to receive. It will likely be the most fulfilling thing you’ll ever do.”

“Good Deeds Day 2013 takes place on March 10, 2013, and it’s an invitation to give of ourselves and to support our own humankind, which we are all a part of. When we act in love, kindness, and for the good of others and our earth, we are directly impacting our own inner happiness and peace.

In the words of the 14th Dalai Lama:

‘When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.’ ”

(read the full article here)

It is known that past mistakes can haunt us for a long time, sometimes actually as long as 40 years. A few weeks back, wildlife officials received a letter from a Montana man, which identified himself only has Roy. In remorse, Roy confessed to have illegally hunt and killed three whitetail deer between 1967 and 1970. Even though the officials made known that statute of limitations had passed and he was no longer subject to a fine, he insisted that the check he had sent of $6000 dollars was put to use to prevent situations like the one he had done so many years ago.

From The Spokesman-Review:

“The officer suggested he could sign up with the agency for volunteer jobs at a wildlife area or habitat project to soothe his conscience, but Roy said he lived in Montana.

Last week, Mann got a message from the department’s Olympia headquarters that a $6,000 check had been delivered as a donation to the enforcement division.

“I was amazed,” Mann said. “It’s not uncommon for me to hear from people who are sorry for a wildlife infraction, but usually it’s because the judge stuck them with a big fine.”

Other environmental victories from Save BioGems are also worth of note such as the proposal for the protection of Polar Bears from Obama Administration;  the unprecedented level of protection to a Whale Nursery in San Ignacio Lagoon and the protection of Cabo Pulmo’s Coral Reef from a massive tourist scheme, both in Mexico; and the protection of millions of Acres in the Western Arctic Reserve from oil and gas drilling, ecosystem to countless wildlife species.

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