Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

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Tree(s) are the champions

Ecuador has broken the Guinness World Record for reforestation. Last May, 44,883 people planted 647,250 trees in a single day. The governmentsponsored event aimed to highlight Ecuador's environmental commitments, which include halving the country's formerly terrifying annual deforestation rate. Let's hope Quito stops allowing corporations to mine and drill beneath the Amazon next.

Mayor for the 99 per cent

The new boss of Barcelona, Ada Colau, is an antiausterity feminist. As the first of the indignados - Spain's Occupy movement - to be elected, pictures immediately went viral of her being arrested for blockading a bank. Wasting no time, the new mayor announced she would slash her own salary by 80 per cent, stop evictions of tenants unable to pay their rent and force banks to open up unoccupied buildings for housing. …

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