Mother Earth and Animals #Winning in 2018

Mother Earth and Animals #Winning in 2018

I spend a lot of time writing about stuff that needs to change. So much so, in fact, that it’s easy to overlook the good happening all around me every day. For this post, I decided to take a different appraoch.

Here are 17 environmental “wins” from 2017 that will carry us into the new year on a very positive note.

  1. Boston is banning single-use plastic bags.

  2. It’s easier and yummier than ever before to eat a plant-based diet. These delicious recipes from Oh She Glows prove my point.

  3. Tourist destinations like Palau are requiring visitors to sign Eco-pledges.

  4. Luxury Shoes are going Vegan.

  5. Business owners are making it easier to shop package free.

  6. Scientists are coming up with ways to prevent micro plastic pollution.

  7. A growing number of people are dedicating themselves to building a kinder world for animals.

  8. Designers like Stella McCartney are committed to creating cruelty-free and responsible designs, while also trying to improve the sustainability of the rest of the fashion industry.

  9. A plan for zero tolerance of plastic pollution in our oceans has been established and will be addressed at an upcoming UN environment summit.

  10. Ethical investors are going cruelty-free. Shops like Cruelty Free Investing now provide resources for investors to ensure their money doesn’t get allocated to companies that exploit animals.

  11. Films like Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman are shedding light on on sustainable farming and land conservation.

  12. These 6th grade girls have raised $7,000 to campaign for the elimination of plastic straws.

  13. Life Without Plastic hit shelves on December 12 and is now an Amazon #1 bestseller.

  14. This guy is producing bags that are biodegradable and compostable within 180 days. Even the ink on the bags is made from non-toxic materials like alcohol and soy.

  15. The Ocean Clean Up announced it’s planning to begin ridding the ocean of plastic waste in Spring 2018.

  16. Schools across the country are going zero-waste.

  17. Organizations like ASPCA, PETA, The Humane Society and Edgar’s Mission, among many others, continue to work tirelessly rescuing animals in need.

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