Impossible Pork Is Now Available in Restaurants

Good News Notes: “After blitzing the restaurant world with Impossible Burger, an actually good ground beef replacement, Impossible Foods is back with plant-based pork, and soon you’ll be able to order it from your favorite restaurants. We first tried Impossible Pork back at CES 2020, and it was good! Nearly two years later, it’ll finally be…

KFC Just Launched Oatly Vegan Ice Cream in China | VegNews

Good News Notes: “International fast-food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) just added Oatly’s vegan ice cream to its menus across China. The chain now offers Oatly’s oat milk-based ice cream in two classic flavors, Strawberry and Chocolate, and describes the flavor as “refreshing and dense.” The new oat milk ice cream options come in single-serve…

California spending billions to house homeless in hotels

Good News Notes: “When homeless outreach workers first visited her encampment under a Los Angeles highway overpass last fall, Veronica Perez was skeptical of their offer of not just a bed, but a furnished apartment complete with meals, counseling and the promise of some stability in her life. “They said they had housing for me,…

Making Rounds With New York’s Bird EMTs

Good News Notes: “Just after 6 a.m. on a recent Monday, Calista McRae is in downtown Manhattan, walking a digressive loop through the morning mist from 4 World Trade Center to 1 World Trade Center to Brookfield Place and back around. McRae is 34, with a springy and fast step, and she will repeat this journey until…

Volunteer to plant trees at these Staten Island parks in April

Good News Notes: “Spring is officially here and NYC Parks is calling on Staten Islanders to get their hands dirty to help grow a greener city by volunteering at tree planting events in April. Earth Day last year was unlike any other as the world shifted to digital celebrations amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now,…

NYC 12-year-old donates 200 laptops to students through GoFundMe

Good News Notes: “Daisy Hampton is just 12 years old, but she is already making a significant difference in her New York City community by donating laptops to kids in need. Hampton started a nonprofit called ‘Including You’  earlier this year as a peer-to-peer mentorship program that aims to connect kids with disabilities or face economic disparities over the internet. Now,…

Tazo Shows How Reforestation Can Make a Difference in Cities, Too

Good News Notes: “Reforestation has become the new best friend of companies seeking to burnish their sustainability profiles, but follow-on studies are beginning to demonstrate that an effective tree planting initiative is more complicated than it may seem. The Tazo Tea Company seeks to avoid the pitfalls and make a strong impact, through a carefully…

New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail could become a renewable energy hub

Good News Notes: “For many Americans, the name Rikers Island evokes a modern-day Alcatraz. The island jail complex, which sits a bridge away from the New York City borough of Queens, has over the last decade become synonymous with the abuses of mass incarceration, including violence by guards and between inmates as well as routine use of solitary confinement. Nearly 90% of…