We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday of the month–time again for some good news to take you into September with a smile.

The story I’ve chosen for this month is about female inmates inside Oregon’s Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and the conservation program they host to care for the endangered Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly. As you’ll read in the story, they care for the larvae and release the butterflies into the wild: good for the butterflies, good for the women. It’s a win-win!

Click here to read the story.

Here’s how #WATWB works: On the last Friday of each month a number of bloggers participate in a worldwide blog hop in which each blogger highlights a story that spreads good news, happiness, and hope.

Your cohosts for this month are Susan Scott, Peter Nena, Shilpa Garg, Mary J. Giese, and Damyanti Biswas. And if you want to read more uplifting articles, please visit the WATWB Facebook page here or the Twitter home page here to find links to other stories.

Want to join? Click this link to sign up and help spread some happiness!

12 comments on “We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

  1. dgkaye says:

    This is a winning story for sure. Women doing good things while in prison. Great share Amy. 😉

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  2. Shilpa Garg says:

    What a lovely initiative. It’s truly a win-win situation. While the endangered species are conserved and protected, the inmates get to lead a meaningful and purposeful life. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story, Amy!

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  3. hilarymb says:

    Hi Amy – what an amazing programme … these small initiatives open so many doors – firstly for conservation, but as importantly for people – women in this case … it’s wonderful it’s giving Carolyn Exum (and no doubt others) a feeling of security for her release in five years’ time … and she’s already decided to give back to conservation and marketing the programme – what a wonderful #WAWTB post – cheers Hilary

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    • amreade says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article, Hilary. It proves that there are programs that can be both rehabilitative for inmates and a plus for society and the planet at large. It would be nice to see initiatives like this on a larger scale.

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  4. petespringerauthor says:

    I love stories like this, Amy. If someone is going to make a change in behavior, he/she first has to feel good about himself/herself.

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  5. Win-win from both sides–hope the butterflies help the inmates discover beauty again.

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  6. Pat Wahler says:

    What a great story! It reminds me of the inmates who help train shelter dogs to increase the animals’ chances of adoption.

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    • amreade says:

      I love it because not only are the butterflies helped, but it gives hope and purpose to the women, too. And shelter dogs–what a great project for inmates who are hoping to make a difference to someone!

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