In this very first issue of The Kindness, we chose the theme Beginnings! It is fascinating where we are in this time of the planet’s cultural history. Covid-19 has been with us for well over a year and we are learning new ways to co-exist and co-create. It almost seems to us that if we humans choose to, we have been given the required PAUSE to BEGIN more compassionately and empathically. August, the month when the monsoon has firmly arrived in India and everything is renewing. We love this time! Do you ? India and Pakistan even became independent nations this month many moons ago.
All in all, NOW seems to be a time for BEGINNINGS and it most certainly is the BEGINNING for The Kindness.
THESE START-UPS ARE COMING UP WITH SMART INITIATIVES TO RECYCLE WASTE
Green activists in India have rolled up their sleeves to chase their mission of creating awareness about the need to recycle used products. These 4 startups are working towards giving products a new life and reducing garbage.
FORESTS WILL RISE TO MAKE COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2022 CARBON NEUTRAL
In an effort to neutralize the carbon footprint of The Commonwealth 2022 Games, the organizers have pledged creating 2022 acres of forests, featuring native species in hopes to help local people connect to nature. 72 mini-forests each the size of a tennis court. Each mini Forest will be linked to one of the Nations and Territory competing in the games.
CONSERVATION ACTION SEES IBERIAN LYNX CLAW BACK FROM BRINK OF EXTINCTION
The Iberian Lynx, a native of the Iberian Peninsula comprising Portugal and Spain has made a comeback. The year 2002 saw the extinction of the Iberian Lynx in its Native Portugal and a mere 94 Lynx roamed free in Spain. Thanks to a battery of conservation solutions, the remarkable comeback (2020 population 855) has seen the species conservation status improve on The IUCN Red List from critically endangered to endangered.
A WIN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IN INDONESIA’S SOUTH KALIMANTAN PROVINCE
A 3 year long legal battle against PT Mantimin Coal Company (MCM) has resulted in a victorious win for Environmentalists in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan Province. The mining company planned to displace thousands of people and planned to mine coal in a rich, mountainous rainforest.
GREATER PROTECTION FOR THE ICONIC SCOTTISH MOUNTAIN HARES
Mountain hares are native to Scotland and are found in upland and mountainous regions. March 1, marks the enforcement of the protection law that makes it illegal to intentionally kill, injure or take mountain hares at any time unless a license is obtained. Those found guilty of breaking the new law could face a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, an unlimited fine, or both.
THESE BIODEGRADABLE MASKS TURN INTO FLOWERS IF YOU PLANT THEM !
In these times of Covid we are forced to change our lifestyle. Two years back no one had imagined that masks would be the survival tools for humans. A graphic designer for the Netherlands created a mask of rice paper and flower seeds. After using this mask, you need to just throw the mask in a pot, and in time you would have a green reason to remember that the only positive thing about Covid was not just your test result.
KIDS ARE TAKING GOVERNMENTS TO COURT OVER CLIMATE AND THEY ARE STARTING TO WIN!
Changing climate is posing a great danger to mother earth and her inhabitants. Realising this threat, kids from all over the world have started to hold their respective governments accountable on the matters of climate change. They are going to court against the government and the GOOD NEWS is they are winning many of these cases.
NEWS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE THAT MAKES YOU SMILE. EVERY MONTH.