To start off 2012 we'll include a few pieces of good news from the last year. All are very different, but each one has some element to be positive about.
- Bolivia Set to Pass Historic 'Law of Mother Earth'
"The piece of legislation, called la Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra, is intended to encourage a radical shift in conservation attitudes and actions, to enforce new control measures on industry, and to reduce environmental destruction."
A sign of respect that would sadly never happen in the UK/US.
- Ceredigion agrees cruelty-free purchasing policy
"Ceredigion Council have adopted a cruelty-free purchasing policy for cleaning products."
From Alun Williams' blog.
- Carrots in the car park. Radishes on the roundabout. The deliciously eccentric story of the town growing ALL its own veg
"The police station carrots — and thousands of vegetables in 70 large beds around the town — are there for the taking. Locals are encouraged to help themselves. A few tomatoes here, a handful of broccoli there. If they’re in season, they’re yours. Free."
A fantastic idea, implemented with great success.
- Prince William warns open spaces are 'under threat'
"the prince urges people to preserve fields and parkland as part of a campaign to create or preserve 2,012 open spaces by 2012."
At CIN we're not fans of the fox-hunting royals or inherited privilege, but at least in this case one of them is using his position to raise awareness of this vital issue.