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Good News Tuesday: Building Bridges, Wind Power, and Support in El Paso

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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

 

Working Together

Over the next 12 weeks, Jewish, Islamic, and Christian volunteers in Greenville, South Carolina will work together to build a Habitat for Humanity house. Starting on August 8th, this “Abraham Build” is the second of Habitat for Humanity’s Bridge Builder series. Their goals are to build a house for a family and to provide a safe opportunity for dialog and understanding across different cultures and religions. Here’s more of their story.

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A wind farm in North Carolina

The Potential of Wind Power

A new study of on-shore wind farm capacity shows that Europe has the potential to supply energy for the whole world for 30 years.

“The study is not a blueprint for development, but a guide for policymakers indicating the potential of how much more can be done and where the prime opportunities exist,” said co-author Benjamin Sovacool, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Sussex.

They’re not suggesting that wind turbines cover the entire area of capacity. The study does open up the likelihood that if  all countries made it a priority to develop alternative energy sources, we could achieve what Peter Enevoldsen, of the Center for Energy Technologies at Aarhus University calls “…a 100% renewable and fully decarbonized energy system.”

You can read more about the study in this article from The Good News Network.

Becoming Family

Antonio Basco was  worried no one would come to his wife’s funeral. He lost Margie, his wife of 22 years, in the El Paso shooting. When the funeral director sent out a message inviting everyone, hundreds showed up to become family.

Got good news?

Please share in the comments or write your own Good News Tuesday post and link it back here! It can be global, local, or personal.

 

 

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

6 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Building Bridges, Wind Power, and Support in El Paso

  1. I thought of you when I read the story out of El Paso. It was a heartfelt outpouring of love.

    • That story kept popping up on my screen, and I had to look at it. So glad I did! It made me proud of humanity and reminded me there still are a lot of good people in the world. I’m so glad you felt it, too.

  2. JoAnna, I am so touched by how you keep finding these wonderfully positive and caring stories
    every week. They are both wonderful. El Paso in its very personal and heartwarming expression.
    The Windfarm showing that we care to look after Earth .

    Miriam

  3. The story about “Becoming Family” touched my heart. It’s a reminder of our capacity to care for each other.

    • That so many people showed up with this great capacity to care reached out to me. Maybe that capacity can somehow save us. I’m grateful for your deep caring, Rosaliene.

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