We thank the followingand those unknown persons, groups,agencies, organizations and governments for their loving and selfless actions that bring meaningful comfort and assistance to others.May your lives be graced by the Divine with evermore joy and fulfilling reward.
Omid Abolghasem, Iran
Vegetarian Taekwondo master Omid Abolghasem advocates a plant-based lifestyle for improved strength and endurance.
The US government loans billions to major automakers for developing greener vehicles.
President Funes, El Salvador
El Salvador’s President Funes allocates US$158.5 million to education.
China’s Ministry of Finance
China’s Ministry of Finance sets aside US$87.8 million to subsidize energy-saving light bulbs.
National Health Service Sheffield, UK
The National Health Service Sheffield funds €5.7 million each to nine regions in the UK for a free fruit and vegetable food program for students.
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa inaugurates a US$33 million program to eliminate malnutrition and assists disadvantaged children.
Scandinavian Biogas Fuels, Sweden
Sweden-based Scandinavian Biogas Fuels will invest US$13.8 million to improve wastewater treatment plant in South Korea.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA
NASA allocates US$8 million to fund educational projects addressing climate change.
Tibet allocates US$5.5 million to restore and protect the ecology on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
France and Egypt
France and Egypt collaborate for scientific research and training with a shared funding of US$2.3 million annually.
Australian business leaders
Australian business leaders in Sydney sleep outdoors and raise over US$400,000 for the homeless.
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower)
Taiwan Power Company raises funds and donates US$45,000 to help disadvantaged.
Emily Blake and family, USA
American teenager Emily Blake and her family in Georgia raise more than US$40,000 for a wellness program in a Kenyan village.
World Bank, Greenpeace
The World Bank revokes US$90 million in financing to a Brazilian beef producer after Greenpeace linked it to illegal deforestation.
Cyprus dismantles 324 anti-aircraft missiles.
California’s Senators, USA
More than half of California’s senators reduce their salaries to help the state’s economic recovery.
El Salvador
El Salvador provides senior citizens in need with food and basic necessities.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation funds research worldwide leading to a cure for type 1 diabetes.
Israeli President Shimon Peres
Israeli President Shimon Peres calls for a two-state solution to establish harmony between Israelis and Palestinians.
China, European Union, and other countries
Countries around the world launched campaigns on World No Smoking Day.
Ministry of Environment, Peru
Peru’s Ministry of Environment will pay indigenous forest inhabitants to protect the rainforest.
The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs offers free access to satellite imagery to help in addressing climate change.
Japan ratifies the Oslo Treaty banning cluster munitions.
Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)
The Sudan People’s Liberation Army relinquishes  its weapons.
Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), Red Hand Commando, and Ulster Defense Association (UDA)
Irish groups Ulster Volunteer Force, Red Hand Commando, and Ulster Defense Association dispose of their weapons.
Morocco is commended for bridging democracy and religion, advocating cultural acceptance, and for her representation of women in politics.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil
Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announces plans to pay small farmers to reforest the Amazon.
Goa, India
Goa, India, offers subsidies to rainwater harvesters.
Premier Nathan Rees, Australia
New South Wales Premier Nathan Rees sponsors legislation for a 12-month ban on new alcohol licenses.
New York, USA
New York announces 350,000 fewer smokers than in 2002.
Israel launches a hybrid solar power plant in Kibbutz Samar.
Member of Parliament Sue Kedgley, New Zealand
New Zealand Member of Parliament Sue Kedgely promotes the awareness of the plight of farmed animals.
President Ben Ali , Tunisia
Tunisian President Ben Ali calls for a global partnership of cooperation.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has designated an area for the cultivation of organic vegetables.
March Against Hunger’s participants
Thousands of people in over 80 countries participate in the March Against Hunger.
US discount chain Costco will no longer sell foie gras.
Green Bird Squad, Japan
The Green Bird Squad cleans up famous sites in Japanese and European cities.
Peru’s Congress
Peru’s Congress votes to rescind two laws, thus ensuring the protection of Amazonian lands inhabited by indigenous peoples.
The Dutch Ministry of Justice
The Dutch Ministry of Justice is converting prisons to shelters for asylum seekers.
His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, Swami Ramdev Ji of the Patanjali Yogpeeth, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and Indian spiritual practitioners
Spiritual leaders and practitioners in India participate in various environmental protection initiatives.
European Parliament members
European Parliament members give increasing consideration to promoting less meat and a tax on meat for environmental preservation.
A Greenpeace report results in supermarkets’ refusal to sell beef from illegally-felled Amazon and a Brazilian federal lawsuit against the cattle industry.
United Nations
A United Nations initiative to plant trees has reached the 4 billion mark.
Symphony Environment Technologies & i-plas
UK firms Symphony Environment Technologies & i-plas develop a biodegradable plastic.
The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Global Warming and Climate Change (OPACC)
The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Global Warming and Climate Change in the Philippines advises farmers to compost garbage for soil enrichment.
Peru’s Congress
Peru’s Congress indefinitely suspends a decree that would have allowed more Amazonian deforestation, mining, and agriculture.
First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Californian volunteers
First Lady Michelle Obama launches the “United We Serve” campaign announced by US President Barack Obama joined by hundreds of Californian volunteers in fixing up a school playground and garden.
Ireland’s Department of Agriculture and farmers
Farmers applying for organic certification increase by 80% in Ireland.
Australian website 300.org calls for climate emergency action by reducing emissions to 300 parts per million.
Tyler Eagen, USA
Six-year-old Tyler Eagen of Missouri, USA, saves his family and animal companion from a house fire.
Tsai Ching-yu, Formosa (Taiwan)
First grade student Tsai Ching-yu of Taichung City donates money earned from chores for disadvantaged students.
Ground-Up Initiative, Singapore
Professional workers create Ground-Up Initiative, an urban farm where they grow their own produce.
Pew Center
US-based Pew Center launches an online resource to evaluate and compare greenhouse gas emission reduction technologies.
Frito-Lay and TerraCycle
US firms Frito-Lay and TerraCycle launch an eco-friendly plan to transform bags into useable items.
US First Lady  Michelle Obama and Bancroft Elementary School students
US First Lady Michelle Obama and Bancroft Elementary School students harvest vegetables from the White House’s organic garden.
Tainan, Formosa (Taiwan)
Tainan, Formosa (Taiwan) launches a vegetarian school meal program to lower carbon emissions.
American celebrities, The End of the Line and Food Inc.
American celebrities raise awareness about the link between food and the environment through movies such as The End of the Line and Food Inc.
Barry Paraskeva
British surgeon Barry Paraskeva develops a scar-free surgical method.
France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and US First Lady Michelle Obama
First Ladies Carla Bruni-Sarkozy of France and Michelle Obama of the US confirm they do not wear animal fur.
Residents of Runduma Island, Indonesia
Runduma Island residents protect endangered turtles.
Mike King, New Zealand
Comedian Mike King, a former pork industry spokesperson, now campaigns against cruel pig farming practices.
Lipton and National Geographic
Tea manufacturer Lipton partners with National Geographic to create a website about the sustainable and social aspects of tea farming.
Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and David Rockefeller
American philanthropists Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and David Rockefeller discuss ways to help the world through education and emergency relief.
Queen Sofia
Spain’s Queen Sofia took a US$42 roundtrip budget flight from her country to England.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center workers
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center workers in the USA gave up pay raises to save co-workers’ jobs.
Director/producer Robber Kenner
The documentary  Food, Inc. reveals harmful environmental and health effects of agribusiness and factory farming.
Australian  Environment Minister Peter Garrett
Australian Environment Minister Peter Garrett announces plans to increase protected land areas by 25%.
Mark Raygan Garcia and Center for Tropical Conservation Studies, the Philippines
Mark Raygan Garcia of the Center for Tropical Conservation Studies at Silliman University in the Philippines organizes a letter writing activity from school children to animals.
Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce
US authors Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce release a new book that shows the sentient nature of animals.
Christopher Swain, USA
American Christopher Swain swims 1000 miles in the Atlantic Ocean to bring attention to the danger of excessive CO2 absorption due to global warming.
The British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation recommends programs to help smokers quit.
POLLI-Bricks, Formosa (Taiwan)
Made from recycled tea bottles in Formosa (Taiwan) POLLI-Bricks can be used for building construction.
Hong Kong stores
Hong Kong stores will charge a 50-cent levy for each plastic shopping bag.
Rabbi Zalman Lewis, Shterna Lewis
Rabbi Lewis and Shterna Lewis host a vegan Sabbath dinner in Brighton, England.
Riley the bulldog, USA
Riley the bulldog in New Jersey, USA, alerts his human family to a fire and leads them across the street before the house explodes.

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