Restaurant owners pay it forward during KC Restaurant Week

Good News Notes: “When diners go out to eat for KC Restaurant Week, they’ll be helping one of the nation’s most vulnerable populations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Don Bosco Centers are among the beneficiaries and will receive some of the proceeds from restaurant owners. While it includes a community center and an ESL school, it also…

Renewable energy comes to Brighton

Good News Notes:  “The town of Brighton transitioned to using renewable energy on January 1. It’s the first to do so in Monroe County. The switch not only lowers the energy bill. It also reduces Brighton’s carbon footprint because it primarily uses hydropower and some wind power, according to town Supervisor Bill Moehle.” View the…

France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks

Good News Notes: “France’s environment minister has announced a gradual ban on using wild animals in traveling circuses, on keeping dolphins and killer whales in captivity in marine parks and on raising mink on fur farms. Barbara Pompili, France’s minister of ecological transition, said in a news conference Tuesday that bears, tigers, lions, elephants and other wild animals…

When it comes to sustainability, “blue foods” may be the answer

Good News Notes: “Climate change is accelerating, and a livestock-based food system is a huge part of the problem. Experts agree that eating less meat (and even just eating less in general) could have tremendous positive impacts on our planet by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which means we ought to seek out alternative protein sources. There are…