Photos of endangered animals raise funding for relief projects

Good News Notes:”  The cheetah is the world’s most endangered large cat. There are only 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild, mainly in Africa. Outside of Africa, once cheetahs were prevalent throughout many countries in Asia, they are now only found in Iran, where their numbers have dwindled to around 50. In India, the cheetah…

Adidas trials recyclable trainer as part of its drive “to end plastic waste”

Good News Notes: “Adidas has started a public trial of its endlessly recyclable UltraBOOST DNA LOOP trainer, created as part of the sportswear company’s drive to conform to the principles of the circular economy. The UltraBOOST DNA LOOP trainers have been designed by Adidas so that they can be recycled at the end of their life and remade into new…

Fort Worth 5th Grader Starts ‘Race to Kindness’

Good News Notes: “‘This disease impacts so many people,’ Jean said of COVID-19. ‘Many people have lost their jobs and are being put out on the streets… and these are people that look like me that don’t have the resources and don’t have these privileges, and I know I can help.’ Jean started‘Race to Kindness’to…

Columbia music teacher patents teaching reward system

Good News Notes: “Marty Fort wanted to create a system that helps motivate and reward his music students, so he created a process called the Musical Ladder Systemthat received nine patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in August. ‘This is a reward system for a private class, not a group class, not where the…

Couple Met Battling Same Cancer, Show They’re Dating in Twitter Trend

Good News Notes: “A couple who met while undergoing treatment for the same type of cancer have a become viral sensation after sharing their heartwarming story as part of Twitter’s recent ‘how it started/how it’s going‘ trend. Molly Gorczyca and Ryan Smith tell PEOPLE they never expected to receive such an overwhelmingly positive response to Gorczyca’s Oct. 12…

Sustainable sneaker start-up Allbirds is selling sweaters, T-shirts

Good News Notes: “The start-up known around Silicon Valley for its comfy slip-on sneakers is hoping to take over another part of your closet. Allbirds is venturing further into the clothing category, debuting four new items Tuesday: A T-shirt made out of discarded crab shells; a wool cardigan; a wool jumper (a Briticism for a…

Vail, Pepsi beef up sustainability partnership

Good News Notes:  “Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) and PepsiCo Inc. (Nasdaq: PEP) have expanded their product distribution partnership to include a total of 33 ski areas, while Pepsi has committed to supporting Vail’s environmental sustainability effort Commitment to Zero. ‘Through a multi-year sustainability roadmap, the companies will focus on waste reduction, including reducing beverage…