Posted 1 year ago on March 18, 2016, 4:56 p.m. EST by Renneye
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It would be great to have a dedicated thread that posts about the Good and Positive things by individuals, groups and/or governments (but perhaps outside of specific political policies or elections), that are currently changing the landscape of humanity.
Not so much plans, theories or promises...but specifically, the literal bricks & mortar projects and efforts being put forth by people of this great earth whose innovative visions have gone to the next level of...action.
A showing of projects, large and small alike, that, at this moment, are actually coming to fruition because certain forward thinking people are not waiting for things to magically happen, but are truly living the life and 'being the change' they want to see in this world.
I think this world is going through a rather somber and dangerous time, and watching my own and others' kids being hit over the head with constant bad news, and seeing how that detrimental bleak burden is affecting them collectively, I feel it's important to lift that dark cloud with balance, by reminding them and ourselves, that there are an enormous amount of good and positive people in this world who are effectively managing to change this world for the better.
So, whether it's an environmental project, building a co-operative...or, just plain old fashioned 'Good News'...if you come across some great news, please post to your heart's content. Goodness knows, we could all use some of that.
I thought this article would be a good example...
from the article ~
"Ontario to convert largest coal plant in North America to solar farm.
Idled in 2013, and formerly the largest emitter in Canada, Nanticoke coal plant will be converted to a 44 MW solar installation."
"Ceasing energy production in 2013 as part of Ontario’s phase-out of coal energy, the enormous plant, which could produce almost 4,000 megawatts of power at full capacity, was officially shuttered for safety reasons last year. But the strip of land on the north shore of Lake Erie will soon begin churning out power once again—only this time, the electricity will be emissions-free.
As part of the Independent Electricity System Operator’s 455 MW power procurement announcement earlier this week, the Nanticoke, Ont. site will be repurposed to house a 44 MW solar farm.
“The Nanticoke project is a great opportunity for Ontario to take a former coal plant site and transform it into a clean and reliable solar power plant,” Michelle Chislett, SunEdison vice-president and country manager for Canada, said.
“This project is a great example of how countries are retiring coal plants and replacing them with clean, renewable power plants,” she added. "
Full article ~
There are many good news information outlets to which I visit regularly, for a good dose of inspiration. One of my favourites is 'UnF*ck The World'...
"The UTW Movement
Our mission is to empower and inspire people around the world to take positive actions in their own communities.
No positive action is too small, and it will make a difference. It’s the sum of our actions that will move the world in the right direction."
The Fourth Annual 'UnF*ck The World Day' ~ June 11, 2016
UnF*ck The World people and projects ~ http://www.utwday.org/about-utw-day/things-we-like/