A community comes together to expand an important DC urban garden

Good News Notes: “It only occupies a small open area near Allen Chapel AME Church in Southeast D.C., but a newly expanded urban garden is having a big impact on the community it serves. “We provide food for anybody who needs food; we don’t ask them any questions,” said Thelma Speight, Executive Director of the…

Emballator launches ‘100% plastic free’ monotube

Good News Notes: “Emballator has announced the pre-launch of its monotube prototype, which it says is made of 100% aluminium, as it looks for collaborators on the pilot project. The company claims that the monotube is entirely plastic-free, with the cap also being made from aluminium. As aluminium can be fully recycled, it says there is…

Lundqvist, Garden of Dreams pledge $100,000 to fight food insecurity

Good News Notes: “Henrik Lundqvist is pitching in to help New Yorkers dealing with food insecurity. The former New York Rangers goalie, who is a free agent, is teaming up with the Garden of Dreams Foundation to donate $100,000 to organizations that provide food to those in need. Lundqvist announced the donation in a video…

Green Planet Group’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary – Healing the Earth – Growing Faster, Growing Cleaner

Good News Notes: “Green Planet Group, Inc. (OTC PINK:GNPG), an emerging leader in green technology, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Healing the Earth’s revolutionary organic farming system creates almost 60,000 carbon credits annually. “It’s important to us that not only are we aligning our interests with President Biden’s pledge to reach net-zero emissions…

This Robot Goes Around The Beach Helping To Pick Up Litter

Good News Notes: “Beaches are fun places to go to, but it only takes a few bad apples to ruin the experience for everyone. By that we mean litterbugs, people who don’t think about other people and just dump their trash on the beach. This includes empty bottles, cans, food wrappings, actual food, cigarette buds,…

Just Salad Poised to Take Zero-Waste Dining Nationwide

Good News Notes: “Just Salad — a US-based, fast-casual restaurant chain with a commitment to healthy, sustainable food and zero- waste practices — today announced an infusion of capital, courtesy of circular economy-focused investment firm Closed Loop Partners and returning investor Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Express®. Just Salad will use the capital to expand its geographic footprint and…

New discovery: Scientists turn plastic bottles into vanilla flavoring

Good News Notes: “While the world is slowly taking small steps to reduce plastic consumption, it becomes more and more evident how global plastic pollution has alarming effects on humans, wildlife, and the environment.  Plastics lose their material value after one use, which is why it is important to find more ways to upcycle them…

This NASA-inspired technology converts carbon dioxide into food.

Good News Notes: “NASA asked the same question in the 1960s. And the challenge of feeding a year-long space mission led to a remarkable discovery: when astronauts exhale, the carbon dioxide in their breath can be captured by a special class of microbes – and potentially turned into nutrients. Now an American company has taken…