6 Good Things That Happened in 2016

Lately it seems that every headline is either about how this year just keeps getting worse and worse. Since it's almost the end of the year, I've decided to look back at 6 really good things that happened this year:

  1. The ALS ice bucket challenge actually prompted tons of donations. The ALS association credits the ALS ice bucket challenge with providing enoughing monetary donations to lead to the discovery of a new ALS gene.

2. India planted 50 million trees in 24 hours. Approximately 800,000 volunteers worked to plant trees for 24 hours, smashing the previous record of 847,275 trees.

3. The Chicago Cubs 'broke their curse' and won the World Series. For the first time in 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are the World Champions of baseball.


4. France announced plans to close all coal power plants by 2023. At the U.N. Climate Change Conference this year many countries announced their plans to protect the environment and create a healthy climate for future generations.

5. Google and Facebook both announced plans to ban advertisements for fake news sites. After the unfortunate misleading, manipulative, and misconstrued news articles surrounding the election this year, social media is taking a reactive approach to avoid this from happening in the future.

6. Leo finally won an Oscar. Poor Leo was the punchline of internet jokes, memes, and gifs for years surrounding his history of being snubbed at the Oscars. However, this year he finally got his (much deserved) award!