Doomed wild horses find new life at Black Hills Sanctuary

Good News Notes: “You might be surprised to find out one of the premier wild horse sanctuaries in the country is located in South Dakota. Portions of movies, like Hidalgo and Into the Wild were even filmed there. Hundreds of horses and ponies roam the land South of Hot Springs. No barns or outbuildings, they…

Luxury vegan silk startup sets high bar for sustainable fashion

Good News Notes: “Luxury comes in many forms but often at a significant cost to the planet. This U.S.-based company aims to make your home and pool lounging both opulent and eco-friendly with vegan silk-based products that draw attention to sustainability in material selection, manufacturing practices and post-consumer waste. niLuu offers a stunning collection of loungewear that seamlessly doubles…

Sony evolves sustainable packaging from bamboo sugarcane+recycled paper

Good News Notes:  “sony reveals a sustainable and eco-friendly packaging material made from bamboo, sugar cane fiber, and post-consumer recycled paper. cases, outer box, inner box, and protection pads can entirely be made of ‘original blended material’, a recyclable, durable, and long-lasting paper material produced without plastic and coloring. by changing the blending analogy, its body can be transformed into multiple…

Virginia Dog Saves Fawn From Drowning and Refuses to Leave Its Side

Good News Notes: “Ralph Dorn surveyed the lake’s surface behind his home during the early evening of June 2, looking for his Goldendoodle, Harley. Then he spotted the pup about 200 feet from shore; the 6-year-old canine was swimming with another animal that, after a few moments, Dorn realized was a tiny baby deer.  “Not sure…

Habitat for Humanity kicks off work on its first 3D-printed U.S. home in Tempe, Arizona

Good News Notes: “In Arizona, the state with the fourth most dire affordable housing shortage according to National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)’s recently released Gap report, the Central Arizona chapter of global nonprofit Habitat for Humanity is looking to pave the way for new modes of sustainable, scalable low-cost housing across the Grand Canyon State. How? With the aid of ample local…

California Giant Berry Farms invests in vertical farm technology

Good News Notes: “California Giant Berry Farms BB #:121061 and OnePointOne announce their strategic partnership aimed at increasing berry output and availability through vertical farming and data-driven berry cultivation. Silicon Valley based OnePointOne has developed revolutionary automated, indoor, vertical farming technology that offers superior product yields and quality, while also enabling crops to be grown closer to…

Tour Guides Rescue Wild Horse Stuck on Fence on Outer Banks

Good News Notes: “The Corolla Wild Horse Fund (CWHF) thanked a pair of local tour guides after they freed a wild horse from a dangerous predicament Monday. Craig Young and Paul Swisher were in the Swan Beach area near Corolla when they noticed a young horse stuck on a wooden fence. Witnesses told McClatchy News that the…

Jay-Z Just Invested in $250 Million Plant-Based “Tesla of Chicken” Brand SIMULATE

Good News Notes: “Music legend and entrepreneur Jay-Z is now an investor in plant-based chicken company SIMULATE, which closed a $50 million funding round earlier this month. Led by SEVEN SEVEN SIX, an investment fund created by Twitter founder Alexis Ohanian, the investment round, a SIMULATE spokesperson confirmed to Bloomberg, included participation from Marcy Venture Partners…

Orbital Marine Power of Scotland is pursuing ocean energy technologies.

Good News Notes: “Scotland is the source of many great exports: scotch (of course), Gordon Ramsay, and the Young brothers of iconic rock group AC/DC. Its next gift to the world might be a way to harness renewable energy from the ocean. In April, Scottish-based Orbital Marine Power launched the O2, the world’s most powerful tidal turbine, to…