Hyundai just released a sustainable fashion collection

Good News Notes:  “Hyundai wants to dress you in scraps of automotive waste. At first blush, that might not sound particularly appealing, but wait until you see the gorgeous corset Richard Quinn created from the fabric of a discarded airbag, or the pearl choker Alighieri created from a discarded seat belt. The South Korean car…

Hero Police Dog Locates Iowa Boy, 2, Who Wandered From Home

Good News Notes: “Thanks to Kilo the police dog, one Iowa family can rest easy knowing that their 2-year-old son is safe after wandering from home. The Mason City family contacted authorities on Tuesday when their little boy went missing from his family’s rural home. The family also reported that their dog had gone missing…

Toy companies are cutting back on plastic to reduce waste

Good News Notes: “Many large toy companies are trying to become more eco-friendly after decades of relying on environmentally destructive plastic in their products and packaging. The pandemic has created an unanticipated surge in demand for toys as parents have hunkered down with children at home, and holiday toy sales are expected to be huge this year….

16 Best Sustainable Clothing Brands for Women 2020

Good News Notes: “When it comes to clothing, the best way to be truly sustainable is to buy secondhand. But if you’re looking for something new, sustainable fashion brands can be a solid choice for reducing your carbon footprint and ensuring that the people making your jeans, dresses, and bags are treated fairly. The problem: The process by which brands…

‘Miracle Baby’ Born at 1 Pound Goes Home Healthy

Good News Notes: “A baby who was born weighing just 1 pound is finally home with his parents, after spending 133 days in the hospital. Russell William Appold Jr. was born at 22 weeks — more than 4 months before his scheduled due date. For 19 weeks, he stayed at Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Metairie, LA. But with…

Renewable Energy Surges Even In Fossil Fuel Friendly Red States

Good News Notes: “The nation’s two largest coal-producing states, Wyoming and West Virginia, have emerged as leaders in renewable energy and energy storage, respectively, according to a new report. States that voted red in the 2016 presidential election occupy seven of the top-ten spots for wind and solar generation as a percentage of their electricity…

Google lays out plastic-free packaging goal for 2025

Good News Notes: “Apple’s decision to exclude a charger in the iPhone 12 box has unsurprisingly sparked some controversy but it also ignited discussions around sustainability in the mobile world. True to its image as being a trendsetter, there are already speculations that other manufacturers like Samsung will eventually follow suit despite statements to the…

Washington coach Ron Rivera cheered at hospital as cancer treatments finish

Good News Notes: “One day after beating the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera took another victory lap Monday. But it was to celebrate a different win: the end of his cancer treatments. At a northern Virginia hospital Monday, Rivera received his last round of chemotherapy and proton therapy, marking the end of his seven weeks…

A new species of prehistoric winged reptile had been found in Inner Mongolia

Good News Notes: “Adding to the awesome aviary of lofty pterosaurs, a freshly identified species officially named Ordosipterus planignathus has just been identified and detailed in a new report recently published in the online journal China Geology. Unearthed in remote Inner Mongolia, Ordosipterus planignathus thrived in the Early Cretaceous period between 120 and 110 million years ago. This new genus and species…