Amen grows carbon-negative mycelium packaging to ship its candles

Good News Notes: “A range of candles by French brand Amen will be delivered in carbon-negative packaging made from mycelium and agricultural waste. The brand hopes the packaging will help it tackle the hidden plastic waste associated with shipping fragile products such as candles, which often require bubble wrap or other plastics to protect them even if the outer packaging is plastic-free. ‘Our…

Can Mushrooms Actually Help Save the Planet?

Good News Notes: “In college, Eben Bayer grew mushrooms under his dorm room bed. The mechanical engineering student, who had grown up on a Vermont farm, was convinced the fungus was one of nature’s most effective “technologies” and could be used to overhaul the way we make a range of everyday products. Thirteen years later,…

French Fire Reforestation Project Wraps Up Near NF

 Good News Notes: “After more than three years, work is wrapping up on a project to reforest thousands of acres scorched by 2014’s French Fire. ‘The French Fire reforestation project ends but the work continues,’ according to officials at the Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council, which has guided the reforestation effort. The nonprofit…