If you are looking for an end of the week pick-me-up, you’re in luck. We are excited to have another good news post for our blog this week. Despite the struggles that we are experiencing globally, we are also surrounded by uplifting stories and people. We are thankful to be able to highlight some of the most feel-good news we’ve come across this week and share it with you.
- A search engine called Ecosia has been using all the profits from advertising on websites to planting trees. This week they planted their 100 millionth tree!
- The downtown borough of one of Australia’s biggest cities is officially powered by 100% green energy!
- According to a new study, a way of sucking billions of tons of carbon emissions from the air has been found, by using the dust of basalt rock to top fallow fields.
- Possibly the biggest good news!! Results from a COVID-19 vaccine look promising with effective results for the 45 adult participants.
- NASA named the headquarters after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA.
- Stephen Wamukota, a 9-year old boy from Kenya, invented a new hand-washing machine that protects from the spread of COVID-19. The Kenyan President awarded him with the prestigious Presidential Order of Service Uzalendo Award.
The Good Deeds
- Teachers have been going daily to teach the children of migrant workers in India living under the Bolgatty-Vallarpadam bridge, bringing the classroom to them with laptops, coloring sets, masks, food, and more for these children.
- 83 Millionaires are calling on their government to receive higher taxes to help benefit the global society amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. A few of the millionaires signing the open letter to their governments include Ben and Jerry’s ice cream co-founder Jerry Greenfield, two Disney heirs, and many more all over the world.