Hankook Tire launches footwear made of recycled tires

Good News Notes: “Hankook Tire collaborates with shoes brand Yase to launch eco-friendly shoes made of recycled tires as part of its dedication to making the world a greener place. Yase is a leather shoes brand headquartered in Korea launched in 2013. Hankook Tire and YASE embarked on ‘ZERO – Leave nothing behind’ project with commitment…

Can This Sun-Reflecting Fabric Help Fight Climate Change?

Good News Notes: “IN 2020, A graduate student from Zhejiang University in China donned a seemingly plain white vest and sat in the direct sunlight for one hour. A few feet away, researchers monitored his body temperature with infrared cameras and sensors on his skin. Half of the vest was made from ordinary cotton; the other…

newly launched ‘leandrop’ brand provides sustainable clothing made from hemp and bamboo

Good News Notes: “formed by three young entrepreneurs concerned about climate change, the ‘leandrop’ fashion brand provides sustainable clothing made from hemp and bamboo. founded between the streets of barcelona and amsterdam, the company has a mission of contributing towards a lean world of fashion everyone is valued and respected, and the environment is treated with dignity. the new…

Virginia Tech PhD student crowned first-ever Miss Virginia Volunteer

Good News Notes: “A Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech has made history as the first-ever Miss Virginia Volunteer. Breana Turner won the title this weekend in Lynchburg. The 24-year-old earned $10,000 in scholarship money as well as a car and an apartment for her year of service. Turner holds a master’s degree in public health…

Tennessee State student donates shoes to Louisville nonprofits

Good News Notes: “A Ballard High School alum is back in town for the summer and he didn’t return empty-handed. Trevon Davidson, a student at Tennessee State University, has been collecting shoes since January. When he came home to Louisville, he donated them to local organizations like the Clothing Assistance Program for Jefferson County Public Schools and…

Relief fund partners to donate shoes to Navajo children in New Mexico

Good News Notes: “Hundreds of children from several Navajo communities in northwestern New Mexico soon will have new kicks. A relief fund created by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Navajo Nation President Peterson Zah teamed up with four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III and his foundation to deliver 300 pairs of…