Swiss Valley vote against millions

This is the second article in Much Better Adventures series of good news and inspiring stories that have caught their eye during the month.

This month we were inspired to learn that a remote Swiss Valley community have voted against receiving tens of millions of pounds each in favour of preserving their cultural heritage and environment.

The incredible vote was cast by the valley's 450 inhabitants this month after it was discovered that their area was sitting on a goldmine worth at least $1.2 billion.

Photo Credit: José Rössner

Whilst some locals were less convinced by the decision, the majority of folk in the Medel Valley voted against the retirement-plans-changing sum of money in favour of regional conservation.

"The money would have been nice," said 17-year-old Nicole Venzin. "But what sort of future would we have if we ruined the environment?"

Well said, Nicole.


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