Meet The US Woman Who Adopted 5 Girls From India

Good News Notes: “At the age of 39, Kristen Grae Williams decided to adopt a baby. “I always dreamt of being a mom and just because I didn’t have a partner, I didn’t want to miss out,” the Cincinnati resident told Humans of Bombay in an interview published yesterday on the occasion of International Day…

Fayetteville to give away litter cleanup supplies and t-shirts

Good News Notes: “Fayetteville officials are inviting residents to help clean up the city’s parks, trails and waterways as part of the second annual Pick Up Where You Play series of events that will take place over the region this fall. Several area cities have partnered with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the Boston…

Air New Zealand goes greener with new eco-serviceware

Good News Notes: “Air New Zealand is going greener with new eco-serviceware for its international economy cabin in a new trial to reduce plastic and carbon emissions. Air New Zealand recently tested two different casserole dish materials, bagasse, and rotatable plastic, along with a birchwood cutlery alternative on four of its Rarotonga flights. The move…

Derbyshire couple hold wedding celebration under water

Good News Notes: “Lisa and Christopher Jackson tied the knot on Wednesday in the 864,000-litre tropical oceanarium at the Bear Grylls Adventure centre in Birmingham. The pair, from South Normanton in Derbyshire, took inspiration from an episode of Don’t Tell The Bride that featured a wedding in an aquarium. Mrs Jackson, 38, said the day…

People are turning to horse therapy to improve mental health during the pandemic

Good News Notes: “As the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on people’s mental health and wellbeing, an equestrian center in California is offering programs for healing.  Sabine Niederberghaus started La Esperanza Ranch in Topanga Canyon, California, 27 years ago, but it wasn’t until COVID-19 hit when she decided to start the Equine Leadership Program.  “I had time during the…

A purrfect match! Animal shelter puts lonely pets on Tinder

Good News Notes: “A German animal shelter is trying a new approach to find homes for abandoned pets: it is posting their profiles on dating app Tinder in the hope that lonely humans looking for love might also settle for the company of a cat or a dog. The Munich Animal Welfare Association got an…

Iowa nonprofit works to address need for early education

Good News Notes: “An education nonprofit organization wants to support Iowa 4-year-olds. The goal at Waterford Upstart is to help families recognize the need for early education. The program delivers personalized, online instruction 15 minutes a day, five days a week. A family coach guides families so they can continue engaging their children offline, too….

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…