PGB to decrease carbon footprint by 50% in 2022

Good News Notes: “The €29.4bn Dutch pension fund PGB wants to halve the carbon footprint of its total investment portfolio in two years’ time. Separately, the fund is also planning to divest from coal, shale gas and oil sands from 1 January 2021. The multi-sector pension fund is taking both steps with a view to…

“Miracle” cat that survived being shot now recovering in foster home

Good News Notes: “Action 2 News first reported last weekabout the ‘miracle’ cat that survived being shot in the face. The Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) placed the cat with a foster home as he continues to heal. ‘He’s a miracle guy, he really is,’ said OAHS Executive Director Joni Geiger. A miracle Bernard, also called Bernie,…

Big Oil And Big Tech Are Spending Billions On Renewable Energy

Good News Notes: “Given the option, most Americans would not only prefer to choose their own utility companies but also have more of the energy that powers their homes coming from clean energy sources. That’s according to a Consumer Report survey where 81% of respondents agreed that reducing pollution from power plants is a worthwhile goal. It’s…

Utah officials thrilled to see animals using highway wildlife overpass

Good News Notes: “In an effort to reduce accidents involving wildlife on a busy highway, Utah officials got creative: they built a bridge. New video shows the plan has been a success. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources built the bridge back in 2018 over Interstate 80 to reduce traffic accidents in Parleys Canyon caused by…

Zoom’s Branded Act Of Kindness

Good News Notes: “This Thanksgiving, instead of families gathering around a kitchen table, many will congregate around a webcam, smartphone or tablet.  And Zoom is making sure they can do it free of charge. Earlier this month, the videoconferencing company – which has experienced explosive growth during the pandemic – announced that on Thanksgiving it…

All kindness, no chaos: 530 meals Thanksgiving meals go to those in need

Good News Notes: “More than 500 New Hampshire families received Thanksgiving meals thanks to a partnership between a rock band and a grocery wholesaler. ‘This project has blossomed into something much larger than I ever envisioned,’ said Kathleen McDonough, advertising department manager with Associated Grocers of New England. After Chaos and Kindness opened its first…

Nonprofit helps derecho victims repair homes ahead of winter

Good News Notes: “During the storm, down trees just missed his home, but it still suffered some significant damage. ‘One tree almost landed on our house, but there were a bunch of trees here that caught it. The windows basically exploded from the wind,’ said Nowotny. ‘I’ve never seen a storm like this in my…

Former Buckeye, NFL linebacker launches spinal rehabilitation nonprofit

Good News Notes: “Former Ohio State University Buckeye and Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Shazier has started an organization to help those who suffer from spinal cord injuries. Shazier announced Monday he has launched the Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation, an organization that seeks to increase the number of rehab visits for patients, help patients’ families…

Nonprofit physicians group supports ‘beans over beef’ in Nebraska

Good News Notes: “The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is launching a campaign in Nebraska, asking the state Department of Health and Human Services in a request filed Friday, to help the state transition to what the doctors believe is cleaner, safer food, and to have meatpacking facilities produce plant-based proteins.  It is also sponsoring…