Our World Is Moving in the Right Direction!

 I need a boost of positive energy, and these stories are full of hope and energy. I hope these positive stories get your week started with gratitude and full of positive energy.  Enjoy!

** McDonald’s has announced a new commitment to sustainability. The fast-food chain will launch recycling in all of its restaurants and by 2025, 100% of its packaging will be sustainable.  I am assuming this means compostable or recyclable? Also Boston will ban plastic bags, and Iceland and Denmark are doing research to create biodegradable plastic bottles.

** Recent victories for our oceans.

Car of the future!

** 52% of Norway’s new cars are electric

**  Clean energy investments throughout the world reach 333.5 billion in 2017.

** France will shutter all coals plants by 2021. Read at France and Macron 

** Reasons to be hopeful for our earth! From EcoWatch  

** And from Climate Reality local climate action reasons to be hopeful.

** Unique gym class in suburban high school is what we need during divisive times. Read at diversity

Other Good News:

https://health4earth.com/2017/07/21/ready-for-good-news/

https://health4earth.com/2017/06/01/its-good-news-2/

https://health4earth.com/2017/09/03/exciting-good-news/

International Day of Non-Violence

Hello to the United States from a girl I met in Taiwan

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history!” Gandhi

Everyday the world faces tragedy, but we must continue to work together to create a world where non-violence is cool!

The below editorial was printed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Six Steps to Make America more Civil, and a little bit greater:

 

1. Become more aware of others

Give more hugs!

2. Do a good deed everyday

3. Clean up your language

4. Give others the benefit of the doubt.

5. Change the world right where you are.

6. Leave your surroundings better than you found them! Read the entire article here.

Even if you can do only two from above, you can make a difference and be happier!