Good News Headlines 6/19/18

© Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Benjamin Corey, David Works and Fred Martin (left to right) take turns hammering metal that was being turned from a gun into a gardening tool. They were participating in a Peacemakers event at the Beth-El Mennonite Church on Sunday, February 8, 2015. The Peacemakers Tour, a program sponsored by the Mennonite Central Committee and RAWtools, is a nonprofit group that travels the country promoting nonviolence and offering to weld weapons into garden tools.

 

U.S. Church Teams Up With Blacksmiths To Turn Guns Into Gardening Tools

by Jardine Malado, Christian Today

A Mennonite church in Englewood, Colorado has partnered with blacksmiths in the community to help deal with the problem of gun violence by turning weapons into garden tools… Read More

 


 

Tokyo To Build Eco-Friendly ‘Solar Roads’ Ahead Of 2020 Olympics

from The Independent

The new technologies are expected to be introduced on a trial basis at facilities owned by the Tokyo government and other locations as early as the next fiscal year… Read More

 


 

McDonald’s Says It’s Ditching Plastic Straws In U.K. And Ireland

by Laurel Wamsley, WBUR

And it plans to test sustainable alternatives to plastic straws in some restaurants in the U.S. and elsewhere around the globe later this year… Read More

 


 

In New Hampshire, An Unlikely Team Tries To Reduce Gun Suicides

by Lauren Chooljian, New Hampshire Public Radio

The Gun Shop Project educates gun sellers about the signs of suicide and encourages them not to make a sale if they think someone is struggling… Read More

 


 

Denver Schools Are Ensuring That No Kids Go Hungry By Offering Free Meals Over the Summer

from Good News Network

The city of Denver just announced that over 60 of their public schools would be serving free breakfast and lunch to kids aged 18 years or younger… Read More

 


 

‘This Ruling Gives Us Hope’: Supreme Court Sides With Tribe In Salmon Case

by John Eligon, The New York Times

The Supreme Court, in a 4-to-4 deadlock, let stand a lower court’s order that the state make billions of dollars worth of repairs to roads that had damaged the state’s salmon habitats and contributed to population loss… Read More

 


 

High Schoolers Bring Their Love Of Culinary Arts To Feed Local Homeless

by Deonna Anderson, YES! Magazine

 It wasn’t enough for a group of students to provide free meals. They’re looking to tackle systemic problems… Read More

 

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