Let’s lift up, echo, celebrate, imitate and support all those people doing positive things. By positive I mean inclusive, compassionate, earth-protecting, animal-rescuing, giving, healing, and beautiful acts. We will need them all. We need to turn the tide of fear and anger and meanness that is coming our way — for the good of the world and for our own hearts. We need to make every bit of kindness and humanity ripple outward and send a different vibe into the humans around us. So please add your stories of good and kind deeds here as a testimony to all decent human beings with solid souls, critical thinking skills, and tender hearts.
People are threatening to burn and throw away their New Balance sneakers after a company exec voiced what sounded like a corporate endorsement of President-elect Donald Trump. Wall Street Journal reporter Sara Germano tweeted a quote from New Balance vice president of public affairs Matt LeBretton on Wednesday, in which LeBretton said, “[with President-elect Trump], we feel things are going to move in the right direction.”
Why is this so great? Corporations have over-stepped healthy political boundaries and are far too influential. But we can turn the tables and express our rejection of negative politicians and policies that they support. We can always vote with our money. We can commit to withholding your business from entities who play politics (at our expense), or treat employees badly, add toxicity (literal and metaphorical) to the world, gouge customers for necessary products like medicines, etc.
California just made history by becoming the first state in the Union to officially ban plastic bags. The California Plastic Bag Veto Referendum (Proposition 67) was approved by voters on Nov. 8 by a narrow margin of 51.97% in favor to 48.03% opposed. The narrow win came despite a $6 million campaign waged by the out-of-state plastic bag industry.