Good News Headlines 9/29/15

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9 Fortune 500 Companies Pledge To Go 100% Renewable

by Cole Mellino, EcoWatch

Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Procter & Gamble, Salesforce, Starbucks, Steelcase, Voya Financial and Walmart joined RE100, pledging to source 100 percent of their electricity from renewable energy “to reduce CO2 emissions and seize the business benefits,” says the nonprofit The Climate Group…  Read more



Berlin-Based Company Refuses To Deliver Razor Wire To Hungary

by Christoph Asche, HuffPost Germany

The fence along the Hungarian-Serbian border has provoked intense discussion — about Hungary, about humanity, about Europe's new self-image…  Read more



Leonardo DiCaprio Says Goodbye To Fossil Fuel Industry, Gives $2.6 Trillion Divestment Movement Star-Powered Boost

by Damian Carrington and Emma Howard, Alternet/The Guardian

Actor ramps up climate change fight, joins coalition of 2,000 individuals and 400 institutions committing to phase out investments in coal, oil and gas companies…  Read more



Northern Ireland Bans GMO Crops

by Willy Blackmore, EcoWatch/TakePart

The politics of genetically engineered foods (GMOs) are being redrawn in Europe, where a near complete disapproval persisted until earlier this year. Now, it’s up to individual nations to say whether or not they want GMO crops grown on their soil…  Read more



France + Russia Ban GMOs

by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Russia and France have joined the growing list of European countries crusading against genetically modified (GMO) food and crops…  Read more



Anti-Racist Organizers Win As Seattle Council Votes To End Youth Incarceration

by Marcus Harrison Green, YES! Magazine

The resolution, which passed unanimously, endorses the goal of having no kids in detention in Seattle. It’s a move that chips away at the school-to-prison pipeline…  Read more


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