Okanagan farm teaches kids about agriculture and giving back

Good News Notes: “An Okanagan farm has partnered with the Westside Salvation Army to provide families in need with fresh boxes of vegetables while teaching kids the importance of agriculture and giving back. As part of a week-long summer camp at Jackalope Farms, the kids learn the value of agriculture and the importance of helping…

These entrepreneurs want consumers to reuse wine bottles

Good News Notes: “Americans aren’t the biggest wine sippers in the world — imbibing a mere 3.2 gallons per person in 2020 versus the 16 gallons guzzled by Portuguese residents, according to estimates from the industry’s primary source of stats.  But the habit still translates into a whole lot of single-use bottles: About 4.3 billion of…

Stranded Killer Whale Saved by Group Who Kept It Wet Until Tide Rose

Good News Notes: “A killer whale stranded on rugged rocks above the shoreline in Alaska on Thursday was saved after a group of people kept it cool with water until wildlife officials arrived. The US Coast Guard was alerted Thursday morning that a 20-foot-long orca was stranded alive on a rocky shore of Prince of…

‘Weems Week’ Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Giving Back to West Memphis

Good News Notes: “It’s ‘Weems Week’ for former All-SEC Razorback Sonny Weems as he gives back to his hometown of West Memphis for the 10th straight year. Former Razorback and NBA basketball player Sonny Weems is making his way back to Arkansas after winning three championships with the Guangdong Southern Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association….

How one social worker is giving back to his childhood community

Good News Notes: “When he worked as a student advocate at Fort Vancouver High School, Damien Wheeler connected with a student who was at risk of failing. Wheeler said the student wasn’t asking his teacher for help, so he stepped in. “He felt comfortable because he had someone on his side,” Wheeler said. “And he…

One teen from New York is giving back to the Make-A-Wish organization

Good News Notes: “In tonight’s dose of good news… Make-A-Wish is known for giving young kids unforgettable memories. But one teen decided to use her opportunity to help others. Maria Luz says coming to terms with an epilepsy diagnosis in the winter she turned 12 was one of the hardest things she’s ever had to…

West Lafayette improving city sustainability with new food waste collecting bin

Good News Notes: “Food waste is at the forefront for West Lafayette leaders right now. That’s because it’s helping fuel energy for city facilities, in turn, making the city more environmentally friendly. A new food waste collecting bin is really behind this movement. The bin is attached to the back of a city Streets and Sanitation Department…

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…