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13 Good News Stories for 2011: Day 2

13 Good News Stories for 2011: Day 2
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Day 1 featured 2011 good news stories from three Care2 Causes topics: Animals, Civil Rights and Education. I’m posting these in alphabetical order so the next three topics are Environment, Food and Global Development.

The first is a tribute to you, Care2′s intrepid community.

Environment

Care2 Community Helps Raise $1.2 M for Bike Trail

Seven bike-loving citizens of Derry, New Hampshire dreamed of converting an abandoned rail corridor into a recreational trail. As usual, what they lacked were the dollars to make it happen.

They approached Town Council, who liked the idea. However, they were reluctant to spend public funds on something “focused on the special interests of a group of bicycle enthusiasts.”

The volunteers were convinced the trail had a lot of public support. They decided to take a petition door to door. Then they learned about Care2 and the online petition site. Thanks to the support gathered there, Derry’s Town Council contributed $225,000. That encouraged the volunteers, who raised another $150,000 for the first phase.

With the support of a neighboring town, the project received a grant of $1.2 million to construct the trail between Derry and Windham. The kick start from Care2′s petition site led to a success worth celebrating.

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Photo 1 from fabricio via Flickr Creative Commons; Photo 2 from chichacha via Flickr Creative Commons; Photo 3 from Solar Sister video

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8:16PM PST on Jan 6, 2012

That's great improvement!!! We sure need that. I wish all over USA would have trails like page one. In my hometown, there is long path for bikers and walkers. Here, I don't see any and hope someday we would get one.
Keep up your good work, majority is victory to get what we want!

11:03PM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Great stories, thanks!

7:26PM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Thanks

3:41PM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Interesting!

3:41PM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Interesting!

9:21AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

thank you.

5:56PM PST on Jan 3, 2012

nice stories, thanks.

11:06AM PST on Jan 3, 2012

Great success! Congratulations.

3:38PM PST on Jan 2, 2012

cool

3:25PM PST on Jan 2, 2012

thanks for the post of solar sister

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