Good News Headlines 9/19/17

Photo courtesy of Michaela Mendelsohn.
Michaela Mendelsohn with employees.

 

Hiring Transgender Employees Isn’t Just The Right Thing To Do — Now It’s Good For The Bottom Line

by Rebekah Sager, Good Magazine

Michaela Mendelsohn is an openly transgender woman and the founder of California Trans Work Project (CTWP), an organization seeking to foster more trans-positive workplaces in California and help transgender women with the launch of one of the largest job programs to help them find work… Read More

 


 

Millionaire Takes In 70 Foster Kids Displaced By Hurricane Irma

from Sunny Skyz

70 foster kids bracing the impact of Hurricane Irma spent five days in an emergency shelter. After the storm passed, they learned their home was without power. Marc Bell, a millionaire and board member of their foster care community, opened the doors to his $30 million, 27,000 square foot mansion and took in all of the kids… Read More

 


 

These Activists Were Fed Up With The Education System, So They Came Up With Their Own

by Ashley Letts, Good Magazine

A few weeks ago in Baltimore — right around the time Confederate monuments were taken down — a group of social entrepreneurs and grassroots activists gathered at the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy for a summit dedicated to helping them tackle complex issues, many of which uniquely affect America’s youth… Read More

 


 

New York’s Buildings Emit Most Of Its Greenhouse Gases. The Mayor Has A Plan To Change That.

by Brady Dennis and Kayla Epstein

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) will announce plans Thursday to force thousands of aging buildings there to become more energy efficient, a first-of-its-kind initiative intended to make the Big Apple a national leader in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions… Read More

 


 

The Majestic Long-Endangered Snow Leopard Is Not Endangered Anymore

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

The reclassification was announced this week by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) after a 3-year survey showed great improvements in their population… Read More

 


 

This Traveling Cat Circus Has Helped Save More Than 200 Feline Lives

by Hilary Hanson, HuffPost

It’s tough to imagine anything that could make The Amazing Acro-Cats — a traveling troupe of house cats that ride skateboards, play musical instruments and sometimes get bored and wander off into the audience — even more awesome… Read More

 

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