A little good news — about trees and forests

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/ecosia-marks-100-million-trees-planted/ Now this is good news I'd love to hear in mainstream media news. There are obviously some very amazing companies out there who are doing good things. Check out the list in this article. The imagination of The team that built this app went well beyond advertising, it's goal was to plant trees. Move … Continue reading A little good news — about trees and forests

A little good news — about Mussels and micro plastics

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/mussels-filter-feed-out-250000-microplastic-particles-per-hour/ This is really interesting. I do have loads of questions, though!!! How do mussel colonies affect coral reefs? What other wildlife will be impacted by the explosion of mussels? How certain is the science that no toxins are absorbed into the mussels' flesh that might impact the food chain that consumes them! What other … Continue reading A little good news — about Mussels and micro plastics

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.” – Joss Whedon

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/joss-whedon-quote-about-making-things/ A little boost for your creativity!

A little good news about — fire (kind of, I guess)

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/11th-grader-invents-automatic-fire-extinguisher-to-protect-homes-and-property/ The real good news here is this clever person's actions. They found a need and filled it. Then they marketed that solution to help even more people in need. Imaging that being the new normal in the world... inventing to benefit all the planet.

A little good news — from Mother Nature

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/floating-gardens-are-a-way-to-keep-farming-despite-climate-change-ohio/ I think the lesson to learn here is observing what's already available in nature to work with the climate crisis. In Kimmerer's amazing book "Braiding Sweetgrass", I learned a much deeper appreciation for how Mother Nature teaches us. She gives us all we need to make all our food and shelter needs get met. … Continue reading A little good news — from Mother Nature

A little good news — saving traditions

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/song-collectors-collective-recording-elder-travelers-singing-old-folk-songs/ This is just a sweet article, but inspires me to want to do something similar with storytelling and recipes. With the ever growing demand for assisted living and elderly homes, we have a ready source to get these stories recorded. I know my parents live having visitors who ask them about their lives and … Continue reading A little good news — saving traditions

A little good news — smart tech isn’t making us dumber

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/smart-technology-is-not-making-us-dumber-after-all-according-to-new-study/ Well, I'd say the jury is still out on this statement, but the logic explained in the article makes sense. Smart devices are taking-on from us all the minutiae we needed to remember and offering us room to contemplate, reason, and think instead. Could this be saying we are now in a better place … Continue reading A little good news — smart tech isn’t making us dumber

A little good news — about energy for all

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/chinese-fusion-reactor-breaks-record-for-120-million-celsius-plasma/ It sounds like we really need a Tony Stark about now, but this is no arc reactor. Let's be honest, I have no idea what I'm talking about. All I know is the geek in me gets really excited about these kinds of scientific things!!! I've been hearing about the holy grail of energy … Continue reading A little good news — about energy for all

A little good news — for solar energy and pollinators

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/solar-panel-shade-late-summer-increase-pollinator-numbers-oregon-state-university/ Fascinating!!!! We really do need to spend a little more time observing Mother Nature. I have often wondered why flowers grow so strong on the sides of forest paths. They some sun, obviously, but live in a great deal of shade from the trees. And we don't see the same cluster of flowers growing … Continue reading A little good news — for solar energy and pollinators

A little good news — Art is everywhere to the curious eye

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/artist-creates-stunning-animal-art-from-seashells-anna-chan/ I have to admit that my greatest moments of bliss are walking in beaches and picking up shells. I can spend hours getting in lost in my imagination while looking at sea shells, sea glass, seaweeds, and whatever small treasures the ride leaves on the sand. I usually imagine these things becoming decorations for … Continue reading A little good news — Art is everywhere to the curious eye