Good News Headlines 12/12/17


Our Immigrant Abuelitas, Nonnas And Grandmothers Take Their Place In A New Mural

by Phaedra Scott, WBUR

Under the Sumner Street overpass in East Boston, a crowd of people gathered in the crisp December air Friday morning for the unveiling of a new mural… Read More



Plainfield Artist Creates Ephemeral Works And Then Casts Them To The Wind

by Mary Williams, Vermont Public Radio

Michelle Wallace knows her gardens very well. "I have a deep love for the plants … I think that's where this art is rooted," she said. Recently, those garden spaces have acted as her art supply store… Read More



Mass. Gives Out $20M In Grants To Grow Energy Storage Market

by Michael P. Norton, State House News Service/WBUR

State government grants totaling $20 million are being handed out to grow an energy storage market that has the potential to reshape the power landscape and deliver new benefits to ratepayers… Read More



At Colby College, An Honor For A Former Slave

from The Boston Globe

Colby College will have a building named after a former slave who was the school janitor for 37 years starting right after the Civil War — a figure both beloved and disrespected by the college in his day… Read More



Colin Kaepernick Pledges To Fight Injustice ‘With Or Without The NFL’s Platform’

by Tod Perry, Good Magazine

Despite not receiving any pay from the NFL this year, Kaepernick is donating $1 million to community organizations that work to raise awareness about inequality… Read More



12 Reasons Bicycling Will Continue To Soar In Popularity

by Jay Walljasper, AlterNet

The times, they are a-changin'. More than 100 million Americans rode a bike in 2014, and bicycles have out-sold cars most years in the U.S. since 2003… Read More



Montreal Is Ending Its Ban On Pit Bulls

by Hilary Hanson, HuffPost

Valérie Plante, who was elected mayor of the Canadian city in November, promised during her campaign that she would repeal breed-specific restrictions on dog ownership that had been put into place by former Mayor Denis Coderre… Read More



An Argentine Startup That Makes Shoes From Discarded Tire Scraps And Employs Single Mothers

by Lucy Sherriff, PRI

Xinca’s main objective is to empower women who don’t have access to education by providing them the training they need to work… Read More



Toyota To Build Power Plant To Convert Cattle Manure Into Electricity, Hydrogen

by Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press

The Tri-Gen Project at the Port of Long Beach, Calif., will be the world’s first commercial-scale 100% renewable power and hydrogen generation plant… Read More


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