Dunkin’ Will Offer Over 40 Different Flavors of Vegan Donuts

Good News Notes: “Dunkin’ is proving to be a company that keeps its word after promising last year in May to develop a vegan donut. The doughnut chain plans to roll out an extensive new range showcasing more than 40 vegan donuts at its Belgium branch. The vegan sweets initially launched for online orders only but…

Fix You: Coldplay Sponsors Watercraft To Clean Up Malaysia’s Rivers

Good News Notes: “Coldplay, a band that has long supported environmental sustainability, has announced a sponsorship of a RM3.2 million The Ocean Cleanup-designed watercraft to remove plastic trash from Malaysia’s rivers. “We’re proud to announce the first step in our partnership with The Ocean Cleanup: a new river Interceptor called Neon Moon 1,” the members…

JPMorgan Chase is donating $5 million to these LGBTQ+ causes

Good News Notes: “Five nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $1 million each, split by $250,000 a year for four years, to support initiatives for economic inclusion among the nation’s LGBTQ+ youth, workforce and elder communities. Here’s where the money is going:  1. GLSEN, formerly the Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Network, combats…

Beggars Group CEO to Swim English Channel to Raise Money for Charity

Good News Notes: “Paul Redding, CEO of the independent record company Beggars Group, plans to swim the English Channel to raise £200,000 (about $263,000) for two music-related charities: the PRS Foundation in the United Kingdom and the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund in the United States. Redding plans to embark on his epic swim in September. The channel,…

20% of all US energy consumed in 2019 was from non-fossil generation

Good News Notes: “In 2019, overall energy consumption in the United States hit 100 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), nearly matching the all-time record set in 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s newest Monthly Energy Review. Yet it’s not just energy consumption that has been trending upwards — as non-fossil generation sources accounted for…

National Gallery of Art Acquires Its First Painting by a Native American Artist

Good News Notes: “The National Gallery of Art has made a landmark addition to its collections: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s I See Red: Target (1992), an 11-foot-tall mixed media work on canvas. The acquisition—the first major painting by a Native American artist to enter the museum’s collections, according to a statement—comes nearly eight decades after the Washington, D.C. cultural institution opened its…

Hope For State Endangered Birds

Good News Notes: Osprey are considered endangered in the state of Illinois.  They are fighting their way back, though, with a little help from friends.  They have been seen building their nests in cell phone towers as well on open nest boxes that were made for them and placed on the top of utility poles. …

20 Creative Ways to Reuse and Recycle Plastic Bottles

Good News Notes: “50 million plastic bottles are thrown away each day in the United States. They work themselves into just about every aspect of our daily lives. The examples are plentiful, from water bottles to laundry detergent, to how we squeeze out our honey. You’ll likely spot one of the 50 million if you…