Doomed wild horses find new life at Black Hills Sanctuary

Good News Notes: “You might be surprised to find out one of the premier wild horse sanctuaries in the country is located in South Dakota. Portions of movies, like Hidalgo and Into the Wild were even filmed there. Hundreds of horses and ponies roam the land South of Hot Springs. No barns or outbuildings, they…

Habitat for Humanity kicks off work on its first 3D-printed U.S. home in Tempe, Arizona

Good News Notes: “In Arizona, the state with the fourth most dire affordable housing shortage according to National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)’s recently released Gap report, the Central Arizona chapter of global nonprofit Habitat for Humanity is looking to pave the way for new modes of sustainable, scalable low-cost housing across the Grand Canyon State. How? With the aid of ample local…

Study shows Sweetwater Wetlands Park successful at reducing pollution

Good News Notes: “As difficult as it may be to believe, Sweetwater Wetlands Park was not built to provide a place to spot alligators and birds. It was constructed — in the shape of an alligator’s head, by the way — to restore the natural flow into Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and to clean the…

A look inside Harry Chapin Food Bank as food insecurity continues

Good News Notes: “Cameras were allowed inside of Harry Chapin Food Bank for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Visitors have been banned from going inside for quite some time yet the volunteers never left. That’s because the need for food never stopped. Juanita Alicea is one of those volunteers. “People that…

Côte d’Ivoire combats land exploitation via reforestation mission

Good News Notes: “Extensive deforestation to cultivate cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire the world’s leading producer of beans has reduced the surface area of the Ivorian forest from sixteen million hectares — or more than 50% at the time of the country’s independence in 1960, to two million hectares or less than 11% today, according to…

Fond du Lac groups aim to end “sleep poverty” for kids

Good News Notes: “Where are the children sleeping? Most parents don’t give it a thought when they tuck their children into their beds at night, snuggled into pillows and soft blankets. But, there are children in the community — more than you might think — who sleep on piles of clothing on the floor, on couches or huddled together in beds meant…

Peninsula Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees For Rabbits

Good News Notes: “A Peninsula animal shelter is waiving adoption fees for rabbits for the entire month of June. The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA has 21 rabbits available for adoption, including Bluebell, an adult female rabbit. “Rabbits are charming pets, and perfect for people living in smaller spaces since they don’t require as much…