Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Here Are The 25 BEST Things That Happened In 2015.

This year will soon be coming to a close. I do not know anyone personally who is sad to see it go. For many of my close friends and family, 2015 was a tumultuous year. It was one filled with all sorts of losses -- jobs, love, and lives -- on an individual and global scale, proving heartache as a sick and twisted unit of measure.

While many of us are tempted to fast forward into the future, we should take a second to pause and reflect on some of the most uplifting things that happened this year. Many of them can be found in the moments immediately following our biggest struggles. These are the moments in which we have stood back up and fought to stay standing, and reminders of them will help us enter the new year with full force.

#1. We started the year off strong with a global achievement: solid numbers in clean energy investment. After a three-year decline, investment amounts increased by 15% at the end of 2014, according to a statement released by released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

We started the year off strong with a global achievement: solid numbers in clean energy investment. After a three-year decline, investment amounts increased by 15% at the end of 2014, according to a statement released by released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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#2. American Rivers set a goal to deconstruct 75 dam removals, contributing to the natural flow of rivers and streams.

American Rivers set a goal to deconstruct 75 dam removals, contributing to the natural flow of rivers and streams.

Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times

#3. Did you know that India is home to around 70% of the world's tigers? Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the tiger population saw a 30% increase.

Did you know that India is home to around 70% of the world's tigers? Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the tiger population saw a 30% increase.

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#4. The nonprofit Free Minds book club helps keep ex-offenders out of jail through reading, writing, and sharing.

#5. The Jerdon's babbler, a bird that has been marked as extinct for more than 70 years, was rediscovered in the grasslands of Myanmar.

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