(Stock photo/Steve Goodwin) Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy is a believer in the maxim that necessity is the mother of invention. "We are in the midst of the kind of necessity in which the Conservancy excels and is most inventive. A glance at the highlights of the last 10 years only hint at what is possible in the coming years: conservation on a grander scale, more ambitious partnerships, an increased integration of human well-being into conservation and an expansion of market solutions across continents and the planet."
Some Good News for Planet Earth
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APRIL 27, 2009
Eazibee, HappyNews Columnist

Thanks very much to RTBH reader Emily for sending in this article from the Good News Network, which highlights seven positive steps taken in recent years that will benefit the environment.
GNN surveyed a range of leaders from NGOs and public bodies to identify the list, which ranges from the emerging consensus on and response to climate change, and the growing competitiveness - and attractiveness - of renewable energy, through to the importance of the internet in mobilizing social change. All this does give some cause for optimism that we are at least moving in the right direction, even if we are not yet "at one" with our planet. Let's hope that we have even more than seven good stories to tell when we look back again in 10 years time.
Read the story: reasonstobehopeful.blogspot.com/2009/04/some-good-news-for-planet-earth.html

Eazibee hails from the UK but now lives in New York, where she works as a consultant - focused on health and environmental issues in developing countries - alongside raising a young family. She devotes any free time she has left to screenwriting and blogging. Reasons to be Hopeful is her principal blog, which she started in October 2007 in an effort to counter the negativity dominating the mainstream newswires. She aims to capture good news from across the world, reflecting the positive experiences of many different communities. Please feel free to send any good stories you come across to eazibee(at)gmail.com.