In 2012, you fought for clean water in India and clean forests in Canada; you saved homes in Germany and hospitals in Spain; you protected survivors of sexual assault in New Zealand and survivors of domestic violence in the United States.
You and 25 million people made all of this happen — and so much more — by starting, signing, and sharing petitions on Change.org.
We’re blown away by all you accomplished in 2012, but we know this is just the beginning. We can’t wait to see what you’ll do in 2013.
The gaping maw of a ferocious dragon serves as an archway for the upcoming Lunar New Year festivities to be held at a park in Chengdu in Sichuan province, China. The Year of the Dragon kicks off on January 23, 2012, and dragon motifs and sculptures are expected to sprout throughout China in the coming days.
Photograph by JIJI Press/AFP/Getty Images
The first rising sun of 2012 appears above Mt. Fuji, observed at Yamanashi prefecture on January 1, 2012. All Nippon Airways (ANA) had organized a rising sun observation flight with 137 passengers on New Year’s Day.
The sun sets behind a sailboat off the coast of Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the last day of 2011.