http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/recycled-face-masks-added-to-road-building-material-to-reduce-waste/ In my view, this is a lot of good news!!! The statistic that grabbed me was that on average we are consuming 6 billion face masks a day during this pandemic!!!! And they are all easily recycled into other practical materials... in this case: roads!
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/sheep-vs-lawnmowers-on-uc-davis-campus/ If you've watched documentaries like "The biggest little farm" or "Kiss the Ground", you'd already know the answer to the questions these students are researching at U. C. Davis. Animals grazing in controlled areas do a lot more for the health of the grounds than any machine can! Most traditional farmers already know this … Continue reading A little good news — some academics are finally getting out into the field
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/st-louis-first-grader-creates-foundation-for-homeless/ I had a conversation with one of my more seasoned colleagues the other day about what age little ones get inspired at... she gave me a load of examples about her garde one kids... I'd been thinking about it ever since! Then this amazing story comes along!!! I've decided to add some little inspiration … Continue reading A little good news — now that gives me an idea for the kids I teach
Citing successful de-escalation training, Newark police says no officer fired a shot while on duty in 2020. — Read on http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/no-police-shots-fired-2020-newark/ Now this is the kind of initiative I'd like to hear about on all the mainstream media outlets!
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/englands-duke-of-burgundy-butterfly-numbers-grow-25-percent/ I'll be posting the progress on my first butterfly garden soon. It's remarkable easy... plant some beautiful indigenous plants and flowers.
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/city-gets-turtle-crossing-signs-after-boy-writes-letter-to-mayor/ Here's a spark of an idea for us to inspire change and show our students how they can contribute to their world. So, let's get them writing!
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/yacht-the-manta-generates-power-by-melting-waste-it-gathers/ The article speaks for itself and answers a few questions... I think it's a great step forward... I want to know what are the emissions from the fuel source. And, can this system be retrofitted to other vessels?
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/unilever-launches-laundry-soap-made-of-industrial-carbon-emissions/ I had no idea this was possible. I've been hearing about carbon capture systems (air scrapers) and how they aim to push the captured carbon (CO2, CO) back underground or into the sea. I never fully understood how that was a good thing or a good place to put what I was always told … Continue reading A little good news — this is really putting the clean in green ideas!
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/young-woman-in-kenya-makes-plastic-bricks-out-of-recycled-waste/ This is simply amazing and brilliant!!! We need to get our governments onboard and using this idea!!! I don't know about you, but the recycling motto I grew up on talked about the three Rs of recycling and one of them was RE-USE!!!
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/europe-will-open-its-doors-to-vaccinated-american-tourists-this-summer/ I've been staying possible with considering all my blessings and focusing on being grateful for what I have, what I've gained, and what I've learned. But... Knowing that things are starting to open again makes me feel even better. I don't know if I'll be travelling this year, but it's nice to know it … Continue reading A little good news — there’s light at the end of the COVID tunnel