Its Good News!

Electric Cars:

**Norway, the world’s happiest country, knocks it out of the park again. Watch PBS at Norway

**India plans to make every car electric by 2030, and Volvo is going to make its first electric cars.

Renewable energy 

**Germany and Scotland break renewable energy records.  Read about it at Scotland   and at Germany  

And, more good news….

** Switzerland says yes to renewables, and to exit from nuclear power.

**California Senate passes legislation to go 100% renewables by 2045

 

Renewable Energy Generates Jobs for Nearly 10 Million People

Education news:

**Wonderful news, Tennessee–Is going to offer free community college

**Wind Power Gives Oklahoma Schools a Lifeline During Budget Cuts. Read about it at lifeline 

This is my occasional series on good news.

 

In Celebration of Women

international-womens-day-celebration-ideas-19 May all women live safe, happy and free and may all my thoughts, words and action contribute to freedom and justice for all. May one day there be no need on an International Woman’s Day.”
Shanti Ananda

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Air India completed an around the world flight with an all-women crew! Congratulations!! Read about it here.

 

 

I am Hopeful

Hope for wildlife
Hope for wildlife

This is a collection of hopeful stories I have read the past week.

I love the hopeful stories of this past week. These are stories that give an exciting projection of what the world is going to be like in the future. This is my occasional series on hopeful good news stories happening throughout the world.

1. Cedar Rapids, Iowa is planting 1,000 acres of native prairie to create bee/butterfly/bird/wildlife habitat by planting native prairie plants.   99.99% of Iowa’s native habitat is gone. Information at Iowa  Let’s hope other communities will do the same!

2. IKEA has created growrooms which are large, multi-tiered spherical gardens that are designed to sustainably grow enough food to feed a neighborhood.

3. India: This one is beyond my understanding: Scientists in India have captured carbon and are turning it into baking soda.  Read about it at India

English: No name baking soda

4. Indonesia: Indonesia, a nation of many islands, has strong goals to cut plastic use. Read about it here.  wpid-20151101_155242.jpg

5. Texas: “I never thought that wind would pay more than oil,” said a Texas landowner. Wind power is paying ranchers more money for wind than oil. Read about it at Texas.

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6. Hope for the Paris Climate Agreement.  Ivanka Trump and her husband seem to support the historic climate deal.

7. Copenhagen now has more bikes than cars which is no surprise if you visit this biking city. Their bikes lanes are as wide as car lanes.  See video bikes in Copenhagen