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A Look at What We’ve Been Reading Around the VISIONS Headquarters This Month

Too Sacred to Drill. The Blackfeet Indian Reservation is at an important historic crossroads with respect to land use and conservation. Some tribal members are taking steps to challenge drilling permits and energy leases on the reservation. You can also read about VISIONS Blackfeet.
The Lure of Baseball in the Dominican Republic. Of non-U.S. born players in the major leagues,Dominicans are consistently the most represented. A highlight from this New York Times article: “If you reverse time back 15 years ago, I was sitting under a mango tree without 50 cents to actually pay for a bus,” Pedro Martinez,the Hall of Fame pitcher, once told reporters. You can also read about VISIONS Dominican Republic.

Reinvent the Toilet, Save the World? Ecuador is Betting On It. There is a movement afoot for improving the ways we deal with water and waste. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been one big supporter, and Ecuador is one of the countries that hopes to improve public health and environmental initiatives through the use of composting toilets. You can also read about VISIONS Ecuador.