Rainforest Trust 2020: A Year in Review – Rainforest Trust Saves Rainforest

Good News Notes: “2020 was a year of disruption and change for every person and organization, Rainforest Trust included. The need to protect our planet and nature has never been more urgent. Thanks to the commitment of our supporters and the extraordinary efforts of our partners, our vital conservation work around the world continued and…

New app helps police rescue stranded hikers in Sault Ste. Marie

Good News Notes: “Three people who got lost hiking Jan. 10 in the Connor Road area of Sault Ste. Marie were able to use the ‘what3words’ app to let police know where they were located. One of the hikers called the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service at 3:57 p.m., and dispatchers were able to get…

NBC, Oceana Debut PSA Featuring Ted Danson Calling To Stop Plastic Pollution

Good News Notes: “Danson stars as the fictional mayor of Los Angeles in the new NBC original comedy “Mr. Mayor” which airs Thursday nights on NBC.‘The plastics being dumped into our oceans are harming sea turtles, whales, birds, and other marine life. I think we can all agree that saving these amazing animals is worth ditching plastics,’ Danson…

Eric Adams Wants Brooklynites to Try This Meat Reduction Challenge

Good News Notes: “Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is throwing his weight behind a 21-day challenge to eat less meat. And he’s doing it by pointing out both his own transformational health journey, and how eating healthy can boost resistance to COVID-19. ‘When many people make small individual changes, it has the potential to transform…

Rhode Island issues its plan to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2030

Good News Notes:  A year ago, Executive Order 20-01 cemented in a place Rhode Island’s goal to meet 100% of the state’s electricity demand with renewable energy by 2030. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) worked through the year on an economic and energy market analysis, and developed policy and programmatic pathways to meet the…

Inspiring Indiana: Restaurant owner looks to inspire kindness

Good News Notes: “It’s been an incredibly tough 10 months for so many people and so many businesses struggling to stay open. How do you stay positive? Chelsea Wetzel, who co-owns Union Jack Pub in Broad Ripple, said she’s found herself pondering that a lot, especially over the last week. ‘I was just watching the…

Climate scientists harness the power of moms to save the planet

Good News Notes: “Moms take pride in their problem-solving skills. They’re often prepared for crises large and small. But preventing the worst effects of climate change, which could materialize in a few short decades, is a problem many moms know will affect their children yet they frequently feel powerless to stop.  That’s where Science Moms hopes to make a difference….