Good news from around the globe.
It might not feel like the world is getting better. More communication, more of the time with headlines that want to grab our attention means we might feel like things are not so good right now. But the Huffington Post recently compiled a list of some of the many ways the world is improving. Here are just a few.
Caring for Our Environment: The Philippines has invested in 100,000 electric taxi tricycles in an effort to reduce urban pollution.
Women’s Rights: As of July, Saudi Arabian women can vote and run in municipal elections. And a recent UN decision means that women can now seek asylum due to gender-based violence.
Improving Health: Over 1000 children die of Malaria each day in Africa, but a pharmaceutical company is awaiting approval on a drug that could be the world’s first malaria vaccine and it may be available within a year. This could mean a huge amount to children and parents all over Africa.
New Ideas: Every day people are coming up with new and innovative solutions; like the four MBA students from McGill University in Canada who are proposing insect farming as a solution to ending world hunger and are testing their concept in a pilot program in Ghana breeding palm weevils.
Every little thing you do helps, and every big thing you do helps. This is only the very tiniest round up of the amazing things happening out there. One thing I’m sure of is that almost everyone is doing their absolute best to make the world better in some way or another. So love those you meet for the way they’re approaching it, be nice to yourself and be nice to them because there’s still room for lots and lots of progress in every direction, and that’s exciting.