Good News Headlines 1/22/19

 

This Grandmother Spent 2018 Cleaning Up British Beaches — And She’s Not Done

by Michael d’Estries, Mother Nature Network

A 70-year-old grandmother who goes by the nickname “Action Nan” is celebrating the early weeks of 2019 with the afterglow of a successful 2018 campaign to visit and clean dozens of beaches throughout Britain… Read More

 


 

Renewables Overtook Coal In Germany Last Year

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

Reuters reports that for the first time ever, renewables overtook coal as the primary source of electricity last year—clocking in at just over 40%, while coal burning dropped to “just” 38%, apparently… Read More

 


 

Sikh Community Offers Free Food To Workers Affected By Government Shutdown

from Sunny Skyz

 As part of the Sikh religion, one of their duties is to look out and protect the downtrodden… Read More

 


 

Private Citizens Volunteer To Clean Up National Parks As Shutdown Drags On

by E.A. Crunden, Think Progress

Local groups and concerned organizations are stepping up to help maintain national parks amid the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, one that has seen some of the country’s most beloved natural treasures imperiled by vandalism and neglect… Read More

 


 

How Books Solace, Empower And Transform Us

by Maria Popova, brainpickings.org

Since the invention of the printing press, books have fed the human animal’s irrepressible hunger for truth and meaning, and some of the most celebrated exemplars of our species have extolled reading as a pillar of our very humanity… Read More

 


 

Farm Bill Quietly Ends The Ban On Hemp In The U.S.

from Good News Network

Hemp promoters have long lobbied for this day. Just before Christmas, President Trump signed the bipartisan 2018 Congressional Farm Bill, which included a provision that effectively legalizes hemp… Read More

 


 

Nicholas Buamah, 7, Authors Book Added To Library Of Congress Catalog

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson, Good Black News

7 year-old Georgia second grader Nicholas Buamah, author of Kayla & Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day, a book that helps elementary school students build their vocabularies, was recently added to the Library of Congress catalog… Read More

 

Send us your good news headlines at editor@spiritofchange.org. Thank you!