We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB
It’s the last Friday in February, so you know what that means…
It’s almost March. 🙂
But it also means that it’s time for the worldwide monthly deluge of good news stories that bloggers have found to counteract the bad news we see in the media all day, every day. As always, the story I have chosen to share is about the environment. It’s a story from back in December of 2020, but it’s not one I was aware of, so I thought I’d shine my little light on it for others who may not have known about it, either.
Court Sides with Indigenous People
Back in 2018, the Minister of Hydrocarbons in Ecuador announced the auction of sixteen oil contracts located on lands owned by indigenous peoples. One indigenous woman, a 33-year-old mom, was able to bridge the gap between indigenous societies and the West and managed to fight against the oil companies by enhancing economic opportunities for people and by targeting donors worldwide with a digital fundraising campaign.
In 2019, this woman was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Ecuadorian government—and she won. The appeals court upheld the lower court’s ruling in favor of the indigenous peoples. I hope you’ll take a minute to read the whole story here.
Your cohosts for this month are Eric Lahti, Sylvia McGrath, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Shilpa Garg, and Susan Scott. 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 participate? Click this link to sign up and help spread some happiness!
Until next time,