University of Toronto endowment to eliminate fossil-fuel investments

Good News Notes: “The University of Toronto will eliminate fossil-fuel companies from its endowment fund, beginning immediately, according to a news release issued Wednesday. The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp., the investment manager of the C$4 billion ($3.2 billion) endowment fund, said in the release it will divest all direct investments in fossil-fuel firms…

Mayor Wu Signs Ordinance To Divest City Funds From the Fossil Fuel Industry

Good News Notes: “At her first bill signing, Mayor Michelle Wu today signed an ordinance requiring the City of Boston to divest from fossil fuel, tobacco, and private prison industries by the end of 2025. The ordinance, co-sponsored by then-Councilor Wu, Councilor Edwards and Councilor O’Malley, was unanimously approved by the Boston City Council last…

Enzymes and wood biomolecules, a winning combo for sustainable packaging

Good News Notes: “A biotechnology company hidden among the forests of southern Finland thinks trees can help sustainability in Europe to become deep-rooted. Sustainable multi-purpose products Researchers at Metgen Oy are mixing enzymes and biomolecules from wood and bark to replace raw oil-based materials. Some of these renewable biomaterials have already been developed and used in different…

Drive-thru food distributions serving hungry San Diegans

Good News Notes: “The cars start lining up early and before long, they’re stretched out of the parking lot and down the road. About once a month, at the Faith Chapel here in Spring Valley, Feeding San Diego staff and volunteers turn this spot into a stop on what they call the “Together Tour.” “Anyone…

Police rescue man from water at Saugatuck Shores Beach in Westport

Good News Notes: “Police say they pulled a man from the waters of Saugatuck Shores Beach early Tuesday morning. Just before 6 a.m., police responded to the Saugatuck Shores Beach on a report of a missing older adult, Lt. David Wolf said. Several officers began searching the area and soon found the missing man, partially…

Sustainable Home Care Company Full Circle® Brands (“Full Circle”) Launches For Good™, A Family of Sustainable and Compostable Household Disposables

Good News Notes: “Full Circle, a leader in responsible home care products, is proud to introduce its newest brand: For Good, a family of sustainable and compostable household staples including cling wrap, parchment paper and trash and zipper bags that turn into earth instead of microplastics and perform just like the conventional alternatives. “The surge…

Great Wrap launches compostable catering wrap

Good News Notes: “Compostable stretch kitchen wrap business Great Wrap has launched its Australian-made compostable catering wrap for businesses across the country. Made from food waste, Great Wrap initially launched a domestic Compostable Cling Wrap, but now provides a solution for commercial waste challenges that is suitable for restaurants, grocers, delis, bakers and more. The company…