Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively Donate $500,000 to Homeless Youth

Good News Notes: “Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have opened their wallets to at-risk youths struggling with homelessness in Canada. The couple donated $250,000 to both Covenant House Vancouver and Covenant House Toronto, an organization which Reynolds, 44, has supported for a long time, according to a press release. The nonprofit provides homeless youth with basic needs like food…

Alternative materials could shrink concrete’s giant carbon footprint

Good News Notes:  “On the list of materials people use most, concrete may be a runner-up, but it isn’t small potatoes. Second only to water in terms of how much is used across the globe, the ubiquitous construction material is produced in staggering quantities. According to industry analysts, some 30 billion metric tons of concrete…

A miracle, and a second chance

Good News Notes: “On the morning of June 3, Doug Pogue went for what seemed to be a routine walk. The longtime football coach at Chaffin Junior High then was going to head to the school to conduct a routine off-season practice. But all of a sudden, during his walk up a hill on 89th…

Vodafone targets net zero carbon emissions by 2040

Good News Notes: “Vodafone announced it has committed to reducing the company’s total global carbon emissions to “net zero” by 2040, which cut 10 years off of its original deadline. As part of the Paris Agreement, Vodafone also confirmed that its 2030 carbon reduction targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. By 2030,…

PGB to decrease carbon footprint by 50% in 2022

Good News Notes: “The €29.4bn Dutch pension fund PGB wants to halve the carbon footprint of its total investment portfolio in two years’ time. Separately, the fund is also planning to divest from coal, shale gas and oil sands from 1 January 2021. The multi-sector pension fund is taking both steps with a view to…

“Miracle” cat that survived being shot now recovering in foster home

Good News Notes: “Action 2 News first reported last weekabout the ‘miracle’ cat that survived being shot in the face. The Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) placed the cat with a foster home as he continues to heal. ‘He’s a miracle guy, he really is,’ said OAHS Executive Director Joni Geiger. A miracle Bernard, also called Bernie,…

Big Oil And Big Tech Are Spending Billions On Renewable Energy

Good News Notes: “Given the option, most Americans would not only prefer to choose their own utility companies but also have more of the energy that powers their homes coming from clean energy sources. That’s according to a Consumer Report survey where 81% of respondents agreed that reducing pollution from power plants is a worthwhile goal. It’s…

Utah officials thrilled to see animals using highway wildlife overpass

Good News Notes: “In an effort to reduce accidents involving wildlife on a busy highway, Utah officials got creative: they built a bridge. New video shows the plan has been a success. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources built the bridge back in 2018 over Interstate 80 to reduce traffic accidents in Parleys Canyon caused by…

Zoom’s Branded Act Of Kindness

Good News Notes: “This Thanksgiving, instead of families gathering around a kitchen table, many will congregate around a webcam, smartphone or tablet.  And Zoom is making sure they can do it free of charge. Earlier this month, the videoconferencing company – which has experienced explosive growth during the pandemic – announced that on Thanksgiving it…