A few weeks ago, a small British community saw a mining company extract the last lumps of coal from a mine in County Durham.
Now that mining operations have ceased in the area, the land will be turned into a wildlife reserve.
It's another story in The Independent UK that has highlighted how the actions of a small local community have helped an area do away with non-sustainable sources of energy.
This comes on the heels of the appeal of the UK government's Committee on Climate Change to adopt a green recovery approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The government’s Committee on Climate Change has told Boris Johnson’s administration a 'green recovery' is the only option to ensure a resilient economy can emerge from the coronavirus crisis, and along with the CBI has called for the creation of new jobs which will help the UK reach its emissions reduction goals, and 'avoid supporting old technologies.'"
But the good news doesn't end there.
The remaining surface mains in England, Scotland, and Wales will have to close down by the end of 2022, helping pave the way for more opportunities to embrace sources of clean energy.
It's thanks to the efforts of thousands of people taking the time to appeal to government officials to prioritize the environment.
It should be an example for the rest of the world that ground-level appeals do result in changes.