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.
China allocates and annual US$9 billion for the national reforestation campaign.
Cuba’s recycling of scrap metals saves US$95 million in 2008.
|Richard Donovan, Ireland |
Richard Donovan ran 7 marathons in 7 continents to raise humanitarian funds for Darfur.
|The Research Council of Norway |
The Research Council of Norway will contribute US$3 million to 8 national research centers for green technology.
Australia pledges US$3.2 million in aid to clear mines and provide medical services in Afghanistan.
|“Sound Relief” benefit concerts |
The “Sound Relief” benefit concerts in Australia raised US$3 million for victims of wildfires in Victoria state.
|Âu Lạc (Vietnam) |
Âu Lạc’s (Vietnam) Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development announces plans to eliminate hunger by 2012.
|Guangdong, China |
Guangdong’s provincial government allocates US$4.4 billion to improve agricultural and rural development and employment security.
|Britain and USA |
Britain and USA will send 4,000 and 12,000 troops home from Iraq by July and September 2009, respectively.
Yemen welcomed an additional 5,000 Somali refugees since the beginning of 2009.
Venezuela initiated Operation Miracle to provide free eye surgeries for the citizens of Belize.
|President Álvaro Colom |
Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom apologizes to victims of the country’s 36-year civil war for acts perpetrated by the government
|Shanghai, China |
Shanghai, China, extends smoking bans from public areas to all indoor places.
|Toronto, Canada |
The City Council of Toronto passes an additional regulation to prohibit smoking near playgrounds and wading pools.
|Formosa (Taiwan) |
Formosa (Taiwan) extends visa-free privileges to the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Âu Lạc (Vietnam), and the UK.
|Tainan County, Formosa (Taiwan) |
Tainan County constructs an organic farming zone and plans to open a center to sell the organic produce.
|The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Âu Lạc (Vietnam) |
The Aulacese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced that eight southern provinces and the capital city will engage in organic farming practices.
|Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari |
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari declared 2009 as “National Year of the Environment” and launched the 70 million tree planting campaign.
|The New Delhi Municipal Council, India |
The New Delhi Municipal Council establishes the “tree ambulance” to care for plants and trees, and plans to place one million potted plants throughout the city.
Tunisia’s solar energy incentives encourage solar use in households and farms.
|The United Arab Emirates |
The United Arab Emirates collaborates with the Seychelles government to bring sustainable energy to the Seychelles.
|Jitendra Patel |
Jitendra Patel will create a solar-powered nature park in Gujarat state, India, with one million trees and 15 check dams as its water supply.
|West Hollywood, USA |
The City Council of West Hollywood, California, passed a resolution to support the upcoming statewide ban foie gras.
|Swedish Parliament, Sweden |
The Swedish Parliament discussed a possible meat tax to mitigate climate change at the “How to Reduce Meat Consumption’s Climate Impacts” seminar in Stockholm.
British vegetarian singer-songwriter Morrissey requests that no meat products should be allowed in the New York City, USA venue of his latest concert.
Cyprus initiated a 2-year action plan to restore forests from previous droughts and fires.
Monaco signed a partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance to support zero emission transportation through electric vehicles.
|The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency |
The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency aims to install solar products free of charge in 82 remote villages in India.
|Bangladeshi Rural Development Academy |
The Buried Pipe Irrigation System gains worldwide recognition for providing safe drinking water and water for irrigation.
|The Environmental Protection Administration, Formosa (Taiwan) |
Formosa’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) offers prizes to citizens reducing emissions, suggesting tips such as eating more vegetarian meals.
|Alec Loorz, USA |
14-year-old Alec Loorz gives speeches in California schools and founded Kids vs. Global Warming to raise awareness about global warming.
|The Frankels, USA |
The Frankels of Albuquerque, New Mexico, shares their home to those in need.
|Zach Sizemore and the Kentucky’s Boy Scouts, USA |
Zach Sizemore and the Boy Scouts from Marion, Kentucky saved the life of an elderly couple when they recognized their irregular condition and called for help.
The US government supports greater protection of whales.
|The Dawn Renee Salon & Day Spa, USA |
The Dawn Renee Salon & Day Spa of Contra Costa, California gives free haircuts to residents who have lost their homes or jobs.
|RSPCA, UK |
The RSPCA shelter in Radcliffe-on-Trent trains volunteers to read aloud to shelter dogs to help calm and improve their chances for adoption.
|McKay Hatch, USA |
15-year-old McKay Hatch launched the “no cussing club” in California and inspired the “No Cussing Week” for all of Los Angeles County.