5 positive things that happened in the world this week

  1. Movember movement is now bigger than ever. Having been featured in over 2.1M posts on Instagram, this great cause just keeps on growing. Currently, #movember donations have funded over 1,250 men’s health projects globally. For instance, thanks to Movember’s contribution to the development of olaparib as a medicine for prostate cancer, we are now one step closer to reaching patients. 
  2. On 18 November 2020 The Guardian  reported how a community of 250 people on one of the most remote inhabited islands on Earth in south Atlantic (Tristan da Cunha) has made a significant contribution to marine wildlife conservation. That territory is also a part of the UK’s overseas territory, but they have now announced that almost 700,000 sq km of its waters will become a marine protected area, which makes it the fourth largest sanctuary of its kind in the world. That is great news for science, giving an opportunity to document the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
  3. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, announced 16 initial recipients of the Earth Fund who will receive $791 million in donations in order to combat climate change. The Nature Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund and World Resources Institute and the World Wildlife Fund are the biggest names to point out, which will each receive $100 million.
  4. Among the miracles of 2020, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s presidential election win has been historic. It goes without saying that removing Trump’s administration will result in much-needed progress for USA especially, but also for the whole world.
  5. And last but not least, Grace Moore, a 12-year-old musician has become one of the youngest composers to enter the New York Philharmonic. The girl has been enrolled in the organization’s Very Young Composers program designed to teach participants how to create original scores. The program gives the students an opportunity to get to see their work performed by professional musicians in the orchestra. We wish Grace good luck for breaking barriers and creating beautiful music for us all to enjoy.