We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday in April, and time for some good news to take you into May with a smile. The post I’ve chosen to share this month is actually a compilation of stories that signal good news for the environment. You have probably noticed that as the global pandemic has raged, it has slowed down almost everything, including our use of fossil fuels and human activity in general. We know that this can’t last forever, nor do we want it to, but this break in the action has been good for the earth.

I hope you’ll check out the post, which shares news from the mass birth of endangered sea turtles to thought-to-be-extinct leopards in Taiwan. Not all the news in the post is good—there is a link to an article about closing oil refineries, which, though good for the environment, will cost jobs. But the overall tone of the post is one of hope and lessons learned.

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 Eric LahtiSusan Scott, Dan AntionDamyanti Biswas, and Inderpreet Kaur Uppal. 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!

16 comments on “We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

  1. hilarymb says:

    Hi Amy – there are some wonderful stories around … wildlife, nature, people … I too just would love the world to be a better, kinder, more compassionate and thoughtful place as we move forward to a different future. Take care – Hilary


    • amreade says:

      Thanks, Hilary. I love sharing the environmental news stories because they give me hope. I like to get the word out there that little changes can make a huge difference if we all participate. I’m glad you stopped by!


  2. dgkaye says:

    Yes, nature is breathing new life while mortals stop for a pause and hopefully take in the lessons. 🙂


  3. CarolCooks2 says:

    Like you, Amy, I hope lessons will be learnt if only small changes ..I would love to see changes by governments as well i.e more working from home …less waste …my list is endless…Be well and stay safe Amy 🙂


    • amreade says:

      Some of these things I’ve been saying for years, like corporate retreats at far-flung and expensive resorts, office space that is unnecessary, and (like you), the list goes on and on. I hope we’re all listening to what the world is trying to tell us. Thanks for visiting, Carol.

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  4. petespringerauthor says:

    It is rather remarkable how the environment has managed to endure a lot of the misuse caused by humans. Even if we could improve our lifestyles by 10-20%, imagine the possibilities.


    • amreade says:

      Improving our relationship with the environment is part of the reason I feature environmental stories on #WATWB days. If each person could just take a couple steps toward protecting the environment, whether it be discontinuing the use of plastic straws or using bulk containers of shampoo instead of personal sizes or opting not to use plastic utensils from fast food joints, we could make a huge difference. I hope we’ve all learned some lessons from this pandemic. Thanks for visiting, Pete.


  5. Dan Antion says:

    Sometimes, you have to take a little bad news along with the good. The economic suffering is very bad, but the planet is responding well to our decreased activity. Maybe, when things get better, we’ll find a lesson in this and work toward finding a better balance.

    Thanks for joining us at WATWB and please take care.


  6. Good news always is welcome. Will humans ever learn, though, how to live in harmony with nature? I have major doubts about that.

    Hi, Amy. Be well.


    • amreade says:

      I question whether we’ll ever learn to live in harmony with nature. This pandemic has really shown me in stark terms the difference between the things I need and the things I want. My hope is that my own life and that of my family will be much simpler after this, and that we can continue the practices we’ve begun that heal nature. Thanks for visiting.


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