Growing Crops Under Solar Panels? Now There’s a Bright Idea

Good News Notes: “IN JACK’S SOLAR Garden in Boulder County, Colorado, owner Byron Kominek has covered 4 of his 24 acres with solar panels. The farm is growing a huge array of crops underneath them—carrots, kale, tomatoes, garlic, beets, radishes, lettuce, and more. It’s also been generating enough electricity to power 300 homes. “We decided to…

Google updates Maps, Search, Shopping, Nest for sustainability

Good News Notes: “On Wednesday, Google launched a suite of changes to many of its core products to help consumers make sustainable choices more easily. “Today, climate change is more than a threat,” Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, said in a prerecorded video during a virtual press event Tuesday. “It is a…

Ecoriginals Brings World’s Greenest Diapers and Wipes Stateside With U.S. Expansion

Good News Notes: “Loved by green-minded parents in Australia and New Zealand for the past decade, Ecoriginals, the world’s first and only plastic-neutral diapers and wipes company, today announced that its eco-friendly products are now available in the United States. Ecoriginals’ diapers are ninety percent plant-based and up to forty percent more absorbent than standard disposable diapers. The mix-and-match packs of…

Researchers Discover That Reforestation Cools the Planet More Than We Thought

Good News Notes: “Reforestation is an important strategy to combat climate change. Research has shown forests can store the huge amounts of the carbon that is driving global temperatures. Forests also promote biodiversity and support wildlife. Recent research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences even shows that reforestation encourages cloud cover, which in turn…

Engineers are ‘driving’ innovation to help eliminate plastic waste

Good News Notes: “Each year in the United States, millions of tons of plastic waste are discarded and not recycled, leading to serious environmental problems. In an effort to help keep this waste from ending up in the environment, engineers at the University of Missouri are partnering with Dow and the Missouri Department of Transportation…

Nexxt Pack Introduces Home Compostable Cellulose Net; Marco Bini Shares

Good News Notes: “Sustainability and environmental friendliness have become top of mind for many consumers, meaning it has also become important for buyers and suppliers across the industry as they look to make products stand out on the shelves. Aiding in this mission is Nexxt Pack Solutions, which is introducing compostable netting in the U.S., an innovative…

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…

Hershey’s Debuts Its First Vegan Chocolate Bar Made With Oat Milk

Good News Notes: “The Hershey’s Company has reinvented its iconic milk chocolate bars, debuting its first vegan chocolate bars that use an oat milk base to achieve richness without dairy. The new Hershey’s Oat Made bars will feature two flavors including Extra Creamy Almond & Sea Salt and Classic Dark. The new oat milk-based chocolate bars will be…