In a Desert’s Burning Sands, Shrimp

Good News Notes: “In springtime, when the rain gathers into pools in Iran’s Dasht-e Lut Desert, the sand comes alive. Tiny, desiccated eggs, buried among the ginger-colored granules, drink in the water and begin to hatch. Some may have been laid in the dunes decades ago. But when rains come, the eggs unfurl into small,…

Woolworths’ New Recyclable Meat Trays Uses 75 Percent Less Plastic

Good News Notes: “With a focus on reducing plastics, Woolworths is focused on sustainability. The company has introduced recyclable paper meat trays. Woolworths will use the trays for its Specially Selected and Grass-Fed beef ranges. The new tray has 75 percent less plastic than prior packaging, which equals a 2.2-ton reduction in plastic yearly. In…

Local therapy dog brings joy and comfort to Hoffmann Hospice

Good News Notes: “At Hoffmann Hospice, people receive end of life care and assistance in grieving loved ones who pass away. This is naturally a very emotional place to be, and one therapy dog is helping in such a wonderful way. In this week’s ‘Kern’s Kindness,’ meet Bernie and his owner Molly Mier. ‘We adopted…

Evian Adds 100% Recycled Water Bottles to Portfolio

Good News Notes: “Bottled water company Evian has reached a new milestone on its journey toward a circular economy: 100% recycled water bottles are now part of the portfolio of the Danone brand. All Evian water bottles are recyclable, and this week’s announcement means that, on average, 40% of its portfolio is now also made from…

America’s Egg Farmers Make Historic Donation to Feed American Families in Need

Good News Notes: “Marking a historic moment, America’s egg farmers across the nation are donating more than 46 million eggs in 2020, the largest amount ever recorded, as food banks experience unparalleled demand due to COVID-19.  U.S. egg farmers have long supported families in need through egg and egg product donations, but these donations are…

Inside the plan to revolutionize animal shelters

Good News Notes: “In the spring, when it became clear that COVID-19 was going to dramatically alter society for the foreseeable future, many people went to the pound. Animal shelters across the United States saw adoptions rise and unexpected numbers of people sign up to foster animals in their homes. Pets became the go-to salve for a time of…

Why McDonald’s Sweden just got rid of its balloons

Good News Notes: “ McDonald’s in Sweden is more different than you might expect. The menu at “Donken,” as the fast-food restaurant is nicknamed there, has items you won’t find in American McDonald’s, including the McFalafel and the McVegan burger, with a side of sweet potato fries and truffle dipping sauce (via Insider). Another thing…

Local 10 year-old giving back to kids in need

Good News Notes: “Julianna Avery is just 10 years old and came up with the idea to give back to kids her age. It’s something she has been wanting to do for a long time.  ‘She has always had a heart to help people and so she decided she wanted to start raising money for…

Indianapolis boy cured of sickle cell disease after stem cell transplant

Good News Notes; “Elliot Preddie isn’t your average 12-year-old boy. ‘He just couldn’t enjoy life as a kid,’ said his mom, Tremesha. Elliot was born with sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disease which leads to blockages that prevent blood from reaching parts of the body. We first met Elliot last year at Riley Hospital for…