Taking Coffee a Step Further!

Photo from Rens

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! Love coffee? Take it a step further! Each pair of Rens Original Trainers has the equivalent of 21 cups of coffee grounds in it. Why? The FINS love coffee more than any other country and 15% of their household waste is coffee grounds, which produces methane, so they’re doing something about it! They also offset their carbon. Please spread the cool news and buy the stuff that is making a difference. Read more at Optimist Daily

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Mustard Powered Aircraft ~ Cutting Aviation Emissions by 70%!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Fantastic!  The humble mustard plant, Carinata, has the potential to rock the aviation industry into using a green biofuel that will help rural states in the southeast, US, provide all the benefits of cover cropping, pollination and biodiversity enhancement and be grown in the winter, when it will not conflict with food production.  Imagine cutting aviation emissions (2.5% of all emissions) by 70%!  Please read all about it, and spread the great news!

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UN Declares Access to a Clean Environment a Human Right!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  THE UN 47- member Human Rights Council voted to finally add their weight to the fight against pollution/climate change, making a clean, healthy environment a basic human right.  The US is not a member, therefore had no vote.  Disappointingly Russia, India, China, and Japan abstained.  Critics, it was noted by former UN special rapporteur, are on the wrong side of history. Read more at Reuters

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Sustainable Farming in Hawaii – Providing for Our Own Well-Being!

David Fuertes, left, executive director of Kahua Pa’a Mua, with Joël Tan from the Ohana Agricultural Resilience initiative for families in the region.
PHOTO BY VANESSA DE GUIA

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! YES! Magazine features a stunning article showing how mentors in Hawaii, especially here on the Big Island are working toward food self-sufficiency for our island communities. “Hawai‘i is “showing the rest of the country how circular and regenerative and local food systems can support the economy, strengthen cultural heritage, and improve the overall health of the community,” according to the Center for Food Safety, a nonprofit advocacy group. Their docuseries, Regenerating Paradise, showcases local farm-to-school programscommunity poi harvestingfarm entrepreneurship training programs, and soil health and composting initiatives.”

The article is well worth the 8 minute read. Find it here.

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Nightclub in Glasgow will Harness Energy from Dancers!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  In the run up to the international climate summit in Glasgow, a famous Glasgow nightclub will trial turning the dancers’ body heat into energy for lights, cooling and music!  Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, now this is a great idea!!! Read more at Optimist Daily

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England Requires EV Chargers in Every New Home and Office Built!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Once again, BRAVO to the UK for leading the world to a healthy green energy future!!  England has a ban on all new gas cars beginning in 2030 and will now be the first country in the world to require all new homes and offices to have EV chargers with auto charging in off peak times.  Every new office block must provide one charger for every five parking spaces.  YAY JOLLY OLD ENGLAND!!! Read more

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AMAZING NEWS! IUCN HUGE VICTORY. HALF THE EARTH WILL BE PRESERVED!

BREAKING NEWS: MARSEILLES, France, Sept 10 – In the final session of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, an overwhelming majority of delegates approved a call to formally recognize that humanity must protect at least half of Earth’s lands and seas and protect a minimum of 30% by 2030 by voting in favor of Motion 101.

This is a tremendous victory for life on Earth, for our civilization, and for the alliance of scientists, NGOs, and countries – led by E. O. WILSON, and the WILD Foundation. Discover more about Motion 101.

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INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP HAS PREVENTED IMMENSE AIR POLLUTION/CLIMATE CHANGE


GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL! 
We stand behind our Indigenous land and water protectors.  BRAVO!  Indigenous-led resistance to 21 fossil fuel projects in the US and Canada has stopped o(r delayed) emissions equivalent of 1/4  of the US and Canada’s combined annual emissions.  Amazing and there’s more if you want to read on…

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Throngs of Young Professionals Moving in to Climate Work!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Bravo to the overwhelming number of young professionals and university students moving toward environmental careers to solve climate change and the biodiversity crisis.  And, the universities are responding with more and more programs across all disciplines!!  And there is a bright future ahead with huge growth in the filed of career/business possibilities and abundance in protecting the biosphere!!! Read more here

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7 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!

I’ve been using a lot of ginger and drinking a lot of ginger tea for many years to heal my body, since my introduction to Chinese medicine.  Delicious, cheap, available and amazing in its powerful health benefits.  Drink a toast of ginger tea everyday and share the great news!

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