Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You

Good News Notes: “Companies are developing alternatives to single-use plastic, and with options including seaweed and mushroom tissue, consumer interest isn’t disappearing, even during the coronavirus pandemic.” “‘We’re fortunate enough that we aren’t seeing anyone say, “I’m not worried about sustainability, I’m just going to focus on survival right now,”‘ said Troy Swope, co-founder and…

This New York farm sanctuary livestreams storytime with its animals

Good News Notes: “The barnyard’s gone virtual. Goats, sheep, pigs, turkeys, cows, llama and other rescued farm animals at theWoodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls, New York are getting their fifteen minutes of fame as the stars of live, weekly storytimes and ‘Goodnight in Sanctuary’ sessions. Each week, the sanctuary goes live for 30 minutes…

“Niagara Falls Grocery Givers” helping neighbors in need

Good News Notes: “A Niagara Falls couple is helping out their fellow neighbors in need. Joshua and Erin Albert are Niagara Falls natives. They’ve grown their family there and just welcomed a new baby girl, as the pandemic started.  But they spend their time thinking about others. ‘We’re sitting here during this isolation and quarantine realizing…

Can Mushrooms Actually Help Save the Planet?

Good News Notes: “In college, Eben Bayer grew mushrooms under his dorm room bed. The mechanical engineering student, who had grown up on a Vermont farm, was convinced the fungus was one of nature’s most effective “technologies” and could be used to overhaul the way we make a range of everyday products. Thirteen years later,…

T.O. among NFL celebs in COD charity event

Good News Notes: “Hall of Fame receiver Terrell Owens headlines a group of former and current NFL players participating in a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament to raise money for COVID-19 charities. Organized by Misfits Gaming Group and presented by SoFi, the $25,000 Wrecked Royale charity event is scheduled for May 13 at 6 p.m….

Shelter of Hope awarded $500,000 state grant

Good News Notes: “The Humane Society of Yates County (HSYC) and their Shelter of Hope have been award a major grant of half a million dollars for improvements at the shelter that will improve the quality of life for the animals, and increase their chances of being adopted. The HSYC is one of 12 shelters…