http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/maya-forest-belize-protected-236k-acres/ I'll let this one speak for itself... just look at what is being saved, it's breathtakingly beautiful!!!
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/leaf-coalition-introduction/ I love seeing reports of corporations who take responsibility for the planet!!! It's a good step in the right direction. Now, we need to put more pressure on them for other initiatives, like reductions in packaging materials and production waste. I know it's my usual rant, but some businesses might never be able to … Continue reading A little good news — a step in the right direction…
We've only been looking in the wrong direction. The fiction and science fuelled search for other intelligent life in the universe has been around for a long time... Perhaps we should take more time looking for other intelligences here on Earth. Here's a little news about dolphins that might get you to see all animals … Continue reading A little good news – we are definitely not alone…
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/pittsburgh-airport-starts-keeping-bees/ I've become a little more fascinated with bees since joining David Suzuki Foundation's Buttefflyway Rangers. I see possibilities for pollinators in all sorts of places... this one surprised and elated me.
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/charles-f-kettering-quote-about-the-future/ There have been loads of books and quotes about living in the past & living today... many give unclear messages about the future. I think this quote say it clearly! What do you think?
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/max-lerner-quote-about-being-a-possibilist/ We are often saddled with labels that just don't help our mindsets! Optimist are frequently equated with idealist, or God forbid, dreamers! I don't know about you, but being a dreamer wasn't nurtured in my school or home as a kid, so that word had a less favourable connotation. It often came with the … Continue reading A little good news — Be a Pissibilist!
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/russias-99recycle-makes-fashion-out-of-recycled-plastic/ This past few years have blessed me with the opportunity to apply my maker mindset to reclaim, recycle, and reuse discarded things into artworks. I brought that joy of transformation into lesson plans and art projects for school. I feel strongly this is the direction multidisciplinary and cross-curricular education should be going... let's get … Continue reading A little good news – one person’s garbage can be another’s treasure
Imagine you've been following the same tradition for generations and some artist comes along to photograph what you're doing... perhaps for the very first time. Now you've completely mesmerized that artist and given them a new way of looking at the world by just letting them see the beauty of what you do. Intrigued? Read … Continue reading A little good news… on a new way of seeing things… sort of…
For art nerds and artists alike we sometimes struggle with the reasons we paint what we paint... well, it can have something to do with where we are painting... at least it appears that way for Vincent Van Gogh... http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/van-gogh-painted-his-last-masterpiece-here-discovery/
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/spanish-chef-angel-leon-grows-sea-grass-rice-for-food-and-for-the-climate/ If you have the chance, please watch Seaspiracy on Netflix. It does use some shocking footage to get its point across, but the science is sound. For example, fish don't produce the Omega-3 oils that so many nutritionist and scientist recommend we supplement in out diets... it comes from sea plants that they eat. … Continue reading Sharing some good news – Go to the source, add a delicious item on your menu, and save the planet!