Animal rescue shelter sets up adoption site inside Bismarck bar

Good News Notes: “Pet rescuers say as we move into the fall season, animal adoptions are at their slowest. The Miles of Love Dog Rescue hosted an adoption event inside The Laughing Sun Brewery in Bismarck. Four dogs were at the brewery, but 20 total are in the shelter. Most of the dogs came from…

New Jersey Parents of 6 Children Adopt 7 Orphaned Siblings from Ukraine

Good News Notes: “A New Jersey family nearly doubled in size recently after the parents of six children decided to adopt seven orphaned siblings from Ukraine. Wade and Michelle Torppey already had their hands full when they learned about the siblings, who were living in an orphanage in Mokrats after both of their parents died,…

Louisiana’s only glass recycling facility wants its ‘sand’ to help the coast. This $700K grant will help. | Environment | nola.com

Good News Notes: “When Tulane University alumni Franziska Trautmann and Max Steitz opened Louisiana’s only glass recycling facility, they dreamed of using the crushed sand to help restore the state’s eroding coastline. But they hit a few snags.  A lack of funding and need for regulatory approval of their “glass sand” prevented the pair from selling the recycled…

CSRWire – Baker Hughes Foundation Contributes $250,000 to Global Reforestation

Good News Notes: “The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced a $250,000 grant to One Tree Planted in support of global reforestation initiatives. The grant will be applied toward projects to plant 250,000 trees in regions where Baker Hughes operates in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. One Tree Planted is a leading environmental non-profit focused on the…

Pontchartrain Park begins reforesting project

Good News Notes: “On Saturday, October 16, Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL), a local nonprofit organization will launch its Reforesting Pontchartrain Park Project which involves planting a tree in front of every home in the community. The event will kick off with brief announcements by the Pontchartrain Park Neighborhood Association, SOUL, and the New Orleans…

America’s Grow-a-Row donates 14 million pounds of produce to food insecure

Good News Notes: “America’s Grow-a-Row has reached the milestone of donating 14 million pounds — or, 56 million servings — of fresh fruits and vegetables to those experiencing food insecurity. America’s Grow-a-Row, headquartered in Pittstown, is a nonprofit organization that grows and gleans fresh fruits and vegetables that are donated to those facing hunger throughout…