Dutch Bros employee starts recycling

Good News Notes: “One local Dutch Bros Coffee employee is doing a lot more than serving up drinks. She noticed her store wasn’t recycling much, so she took matters into her own hands. With a drive-thru packed with cars, employees at the Dutch Bros in Rio Rancho don’t miss a beat. “My friend actually got…

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…

Ex-Reddit CEO raises $30M to offer ‘reforestation in a box’

Good News Notes: “Over the past 4.5 billion years (give or take a few hundred million), the Earth has cultivated many perfect examples of circular economy principles — including the natural patterns through which water is withdrawn from rivers, springs, streams, lakes (and so forth) through evaporation and returned through rainfalls both gentle and stormy. …

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…

Cameroon environmentalists tackle plastic pollution in Wouri River

Good News Notes: “Scientists estimate that four million tonnes of waste end up in the world’s oceans annually. The increase in plastic pollution can be linked to poor waste management. In an effort to solve the problem in Cameroon, the association Matanda Ecotour, or Friends of the Mangrove, has been collecting waste on the River Wouri. So far, the group…