Charity Turkey Bowl helps children impacted by gun violence

Good News Notes: “About 100 young men in Toledo spent their Thanksgiving on the football field for the 4th Annual Charity Turkey Bowl. “We are doing this specifically for gun violence,” said Raymond Campos, 34, who founded the Turkey Bowl four years ago. Campos said he started the event as a way to bring people…

In Los Angeles, Tesla’s rivals roll out larger, cheaper electric SUVs

Good News Notes: “Automakers chasing electric vehicle leader Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) revealed new, more affordable and larger electric sport utility vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, racing into one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. market. Kia Motors (000270.KS) called out Tesla by name at the show, announcing that its upcoming electric crossover EV6 beat Tesla’s previous…

Why Michelin-Starred Chef Marco Pierre White Is Serving Whole-Cut Vegan Lamb

Good News Notes: “Chef Marco Pierre White—known as the first British chef to be awarded three Michelin stars—just added whole-cut vegan lamb and beef to the menu of his 22 steakhouses in the United Kingdom. Made by Israeli company Redefine Meat, the vegan meat (dubbed “New-Meat”) is made using a range of proprietary and patented…

GE’s LM Wind Power to Produce Zero-waste Wind

Good News Notes: “GE Renewable Energy’s LM Wind Power said this week it planned to produce zero waste wind turbine blades by 2030. “LM Wind Power will play a central role in supporting its customers to develop fully circular wind turbines that generate less waste during their production. In practice, LM Wind Power’s vision of…

Simple steps toward reducing waste this holiday season

Good News Notes: “With concern about climate change growing, this holiday season is a chance to try celebrating in more planet-friendly ways. Simple changes to the way we gift wrap, send cards, decorate and entertain can cut out a lot of waste. (And often save money in the process.) “This is the year to approach…

ABB helps Zume offer compostable food trays

Good News Notes: “Switzerland-based ABB Robotics says it has signed an agreement to collaborate with California-based packaging maker Zume to supply robotic cells designed to boost Zume’s production of what Zume calls 100 percent compostable packaging “made from plant-based agricultural material.” “ABB robots will automate production, enabling the scale and speed required to make Zume’s…

Tipa eyes compostable future

Good News Notes: “Compostable packaging manufacturer Tipa, which was established in Israel in 2010, believes compostable alternatives are set to dominate food packaging in the near future. Tipa’s vision for flexible packaging is to have the same end-of-life as organic matter, while maintaining the qualities of conventional plastics that consumers and brands have come to…

Mammoth Tusk Found on Ocean Floor Offers Clues About Ancient Creatures

Good News Notes: “To the untrained eye, it may have looked like a giant wood log. In reality, scientists had spotted something unusual off the California coast two years ago: a 3-foot-long mammoth tusk. A research team at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute discovered the tusk in 2019 while exploring an underwater mountain roughly…

The moral case for destroying fossil fuel infrastructure

Good News Notes: “Take France, whose president poses as the most enlightened climate diplomat. The largest private company headquartered in that nation, Total, will this year commence construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline, slated to be the longest in the world, cross 230 rivers, bisect 12 forest reserves and drive 100,000 people from their…