S. Koreans Turn to Urban Farming to Overcome ‘Corona Blues’

Good News Notes: “The number of South Koreans who seek consolation by cultivating small vegetable gardens or growing companion plants on rooftops or balconies is on the rise. In a nutshell, they are ‘farming’ using small outdoor spaces like balconies inside apartments. In the midst of an increase in the amount of time spent at…

‘Food security is security’: Brazil’s urban farm success story

Good News Notes: “Every week, Ezequiel Dias, an urban farmer, knocks on the doors of his community’s red-brick, makeshift houses with a delivery of fresh sweet potatoes, pumpkins, onions, cabbage and herbs. He checks to see if the families require additional help. Some need facemasks, others need soap. But few are hungry. Many of his…

Westfield Sisters Bring Joy To Whitestone Nursing Home Residents

Good News Notes: “During the COVID-19 pandemic, two Westfield sisters have volunteered at The Restoracy of Whitestown to brighten the spirits of residents in the assisted living facility. Nisha Roy, 14, and Rayna Roy, 12, are Cadette Girl Scouts with JoSheWe Troop 0065 of Central Indiana and have been Scouts since kindergarten. During a 2020…

‘Blessed to be a blessing’

Good News Notes: “On Tuesday, many ‘Feed Fayette’ volunteers worked throughout the day to hand out and personally deliver food boxes to seniors, the homebound, and veterans. ‘Feed Fayette’ is provided by a relief program entitled ‘Farmers To Families.’ The Farmers to Families Food Box program is part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP),…

NYC 12-year-old donates 200 laptops to students through GoFundMe

Good News Notes: “Daisy Hampton is just 12 years old, but she is already making a significant difference in her New York City community by donating laptops to kids in need. Hampton started a nonprofit called ‘Including You’  earlier this year as a peer-to-peer mentorship program that aims to connect kids with disabilities or face economic disparities over the internet. Now,…

Philadelphia nonprofit Legacy of Hope helps feed those battling cancer during pandemic

Good News Notes: ” The Philadelphia nonprofit Legacy of Hope has been helping those battling cancer with free grocery deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a heartwarming mission that involves local hospitals, community police officers and Brown’s Shop Rite grocery stores. Every Tuesday through the nonprofits’ Emergency Patient Support Network, officers load up on groceries, which…

Cat Saves Owners’ Lives After Detecting Gas Leak

Good News Notes: “One Oregon family has their feline friend to thank for saving their lives. Last week, Lake Oswego resident Sandi Martin was spending time in her living room with her cat Lilly when the animal was attracted to a smell and went to go sniff a valve near the room’s fireplace, according to…

Heineken Goes 100% Plastic Free in the UK With Packaging Innovation

Good News Notes: “This summer, despite major operational obstructions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, HEINEKEN UK rolls out its innovative 100% plastic-free cardboard topper across thousands of UK retailers. The topper will feature on Heineken®, Foster’s and Kronenbourg 1664 multi-pack cans before rolling out across its entire beer and cider portfolio.The company’s commitment to…