Amazon To Invest In Sustainable Agroforestry And Reforestation In Brazil

Good News Notes: “Amazon (AMZN) has launched Agroforestry and Restoration Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental organization. This carbon removal project is part of the company’s commitment to meeting The Climate Pledge. It will be implemented in the Brazilian Amazonian state of Par by restoring native rainforests and fighting climate change…

Amazon plans to cut waste following backlash

Good News Notes: “Amazon has launched two programs as part of an effort to give products a second life when they get returned to businesses that sell items on its platform or fail to get sold in the first place. The so-called Fulfilment by Amazon programs, announced in a blog post on Wednesday, will help to build a circular…

Restaurateur Fights Food Insecurity One Refrigerator At A Time

Good News Notes:  “Mark Bucher, co-owner of Medium Rare, is taking a new approach to tackling hunger. On March 6, 2020, Bucher started delivering free Medium Rare meals to older people who could not easily access food during the coronavirus quarantine. COVID-19 had not officially arrived in the DMV yet, but Centers for Disease Control…

amazon unveils the AmaZen booths, claiming that meditation might do good to its workers

Good News Notes: “amazon has launched WorkingWell, a program that provides its employees with physical and mental activities that aim to make them happier, healthier and safer. following its mission of becoming earth’s safest place to work, the company has invested over USD $300 million into safety projects in 2021. the initiative will help prevent injuries, provide wellness services and offer…

Indoor, vertical farming could feed the world — and space

Good News Notes: “As the global population continues to increase, vertical farming is becoming a more widely recognized and viable solution to our food production problem. Vertical farming is a type of indoor farming where crops are grown in stacked layers, rather than spread out across large plots of land. These futuristic farms aren’t just going to have an…

Kentucky nonprofit delivering groceries, essential items to people in need during pandemic

Good News Notes: “A Kentucky-based nonprofit born as a result of the coronavirus pandemicis hand-delivering groceries and other essential items to community members who otherwise can’t get to a food pantry.  Maria Accardi and Constance Merritt created Bringing Justice Home last year after recognizing that food pantries were hit hard by the pandemic, losing both supplies and needed volunteers.   They…

Compostic Clings to Home Composable Plastic Alternatives

Good News Notes: “Determined to make a change in the way consumers use single-use plastics, Jon Reed set his sights on certified home-compostable plastic alternatives traditionally found in the kitchen: Cling Wrap and Resealable Storage Bags. Founded by Reed in 2018, Compostic spent years developing products that provide the same functionality as traditional plastic wraps and resealable…

Compostic launches home-compostable plastic products in US

Good News Notes: “New Zealand-based zero-waste packaging manufacturer Compostic has introduced its product line in the US. The company, which manufactures fully home-compostable cling wrap and resealable bags as an alternative to kitchen plastics, will sell its products via its website and Amazon. The vegan-friendly products and packaging can break down in home compost after…

Amazon begins testing Rivian electric delivery vans in San Francisco

Good News Notes: “Amazon said it selected San Francisco as one of the initial cities to test electric vans from Rivian because of its ‘great customers, unique terrain and climate.’ Deliveries will initially be conducted out of Amazon’s delivery station in the San Francisco suburb of Richmond, but Amazon expects to start deliveries from other…