Good News Headlines 1/12/2021

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Record Number of People Sign Up for Veganuary Challenge

by Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch

The annual challenge Veganuary announced Tuesday that it had received more than half a million sign-ups and counting, the most in a single year since it first launched in 2014… Read More

 

Eco-Friendly ‘Plyscrapers’ Are On The Rise. Here’s Why

by Mark Harris, NBC News

America’s next generation of skyscrapers could be made from wood. And that’s welcome news for the environment… Read More

 

Phoenix Didn’t Just Feed The Hungry. It Saved Farms And Restaurants.

by Chris Malloy, Bloomberg

An innovative use of federal aid preserved jobs and small businesses while providing nearly 50,000 meals… Read More

 

Bans On Plastic Straws, Plates And Cutlery Come In As China Ramps Up Its War On Plastic To Reduce The Volume Of Waste The Country Generates

by Alice Yan, South China Morning Post

China’s promise to reduce plastic consumption and the waste it generates goes full steam ahead as more local governments join national clean-up campaign… Read More

 

Indian Startup Turns Black Carbon Into Eco-friendly Tiles

from Optimist Daily

According to the CCD website, just one sustainable building tile contains at least 70 percent waste material and is the equivalent of cleaning 30,000 liters of air… Read More

 

Warnock Will Make History As Georgia’s First Black Senator

by Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN

Rev. Raphael Warnock will make history when he becomes Georgia’s first Black senator and the first Black Democrat to represent a southern state in the Senate… Read More

 

College Student Starts Free Online Tutoring Service For Kids In Low-Income Families

from Sunny Skyz

Alina Bardwell said she wanted to get involved with volunteering over the summer, but because of the pandemic, in-person volunteering was impossible. So, she got the idea of becoming an online tutor… Read More

 

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