Mayor Wu Signs Ordinance To Divest City Funds From the Fossil Fuel Industry

Good News Notes: “At her first bill signing, Mayor Michelle Wu today signed an ordinance requiring the City of Boston to divest from fossil fuel, tobacco, and private prison industries by the end of 2025. The ordinance, co-sponsored by then-Councilor Wu, Councilor Edwards and Councilor O’Malley, was unanimously approved by the Boston City Council last…

WinCup, Inc.’s phade® Straws and Stirrers to be a Proud Sponsor of the Atlanta Falcons® at Mercedes Benz Stadium

Good News Notes: “WinCup, Inc., an Atlanta metro-based company, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Atlanta Falcons to introduce phade®, the world’s first marine biodegradable, home and industrial compostable drinking straws and stirrers to Mercedes-Benz Stadium beginning in August 2021. Falcons’ fans and other stadium attendees will be the latest beneficiaries of a growing…

Goldman Environmental Prize Winner Inspired By Plastic-Bag-Eating Goats

Good News Notes: “For Gloria Majiga-Kamoto, her great awakening to plastic pollution started with goats. She was working for a local environmental nongovernmental organization in her native Malawi with a program that gave goats to rural farmers. The farmers would use the goats’ dung to produce low-cost, high-quality organic fertilizer. The problem? The thin plastic…

Lego develops first bricks made from recycled plastic bottles

Good News Notes: “Lego has unveiled its first bricks made from recycled plastic bottles and revealed that it hopes to include the pieces in sets within two years. The Danish company, which takes its name from the Danish words for “leg godt”, meaning “play well”, makes billions of bricks a year, most of them from…

Environmental nonprofit acquires 1,000-acre Santa Barbara ranch for regenerative agriculture center

Good News Notes: “Environmental nonprofit White Buffalo Land Trust acquired a 1,000-acre ranch in Santa Barbara that it will use to create a research and education center focused on regenerative agriculture. Regenerative agriculture focuses on improving, rather than simply sustaining, agricultural land. That in turn regenerates topsoil, captures carbon, increases biodiversity, and improves water cycles,…

Leni Klum Donates 50K to Nonprofit and Plants 1K Trees for Earth Day

Good News Notes: “Leni Klum‘s modeling career may just be getting started, but she’s already using her paychecks to give back in a meaningful way. Leni, 16, who is the daughter of supermodel Heidi Klum, has partnered with the nonprofit organization Plant-for-the-Planet in honor of Earth Day. The teen donated $50,000 of her own money to the cause,…

Earthcycle home compostable packaging expands third party verification to include recyclability

Good News Notes: “Hansport, Nova Scotia-based CKF, Inc. has added to its roster of independently assigned environmental labels by joining the How2Recycle program and having the “Widely Recyclable” designation granted for its Earthcycle™ line of thermoformed molded pulp trays and punnets for fresh produce.   How2Recycle is an on-pack labeling scheme administered by the Sustainable…

11 Most Innovative Sustainable Packaging Ideas

Good News Notes: “Sustainable packaging is the development and use of packaging that’s recyclable, reusable, and made from rapidly renewable resources or materials. This practice reduces the environmental impact and ecological footprint of consumer product waste. There’s been a bounty out on packaging ever since Keep America Beautiful released its notorious 1971 “Crying Indian” PSA. The…