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Good News Tuesday: Animal Research, A Dedicated Employee, and Global Strike for Climate Action


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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

EPA to Phase Out Animal Research and Fund More Humane Alternatives

Here’s the story from the Good News Network.   With so many alternatives available, it makes sense to use them.

21 Year Old Takes Care of 90 Guests for 32 Hour Shift as the Only Employee at Hotel During Flooding

Satchel Smith was supposed to work the 3 to 11 shift at the hotel in Texas, but tropical storm Imelda flooded the roads and no one could get in or out. Satchel was the only employee at Homewood Suites during the 32 hours with 90 guests. Normally a front desk clerk, he cooked and provided other services answering questions with a positive attitude though he said later, it was “intense.” Read more about Satchel and the experience in this CNN article.

Global Climate Strike

While I haven’t seem much good news coming from the UN summit so far, the climate activism movement is gaining momentum. It’s been reported that millions of citizens of Earth, most of them children and teenagers, engaged in climate action starting with strikes, marches and protests on Friday. Here is one of many videos summarizing Friday’s activism. Thank you to the “children” leading the way.


And here’s one more video with a message that made me want to yell, YES!

  “We will never back down.”   Jean Hinchliffe, Student Activist, Sydney Australia

Got Good News? Please share in the comments!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, 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 as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

8 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Animal Research, A Dedicated Employee, and Global Strike for Climate Action

  1. Good Tuesday, JoAnna. Thank you for the weekly dose of good news!

  2. Love this feature, as always. Forwarded the animal research story to Timeless Wisdoms. Thank you from all of us

  3. It’s heartening to see young people come out in large numbers, calling for urgent action on our global climate crisis.

    • I agree. I watched a lot of these protest/strike videos last night. I also joined the group of about 200 in our city on Friday, for speeches, a march around the block of city hall, and a “die in” where people laid on the ground with signs about what might have killed them related to climate change. I didn’t do the die in part, but felt the exhilaration of marching and listening to high school students speak with intelligence and passion. I’m thinking about sharing more about that later.

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