Publix Buys Excess Produce to Donate to Food Banks
US grocery store Publix will buy fresh produce and milk from Florida farmers and southeastern dairies to donate the to food banks. This will help farmers and decrease waste of food not currently needed in restaurants and schools. You can read more in this article from NPR.
Sweden Closed its Last Coal Fired Plant
A mild winter helped Sweden close it’s last coal fired plant two years ahead of schedule. This makes Sweden the third European country to kick the coal habit after Austria ended its coal operations earlier this month and Belgium closed its last coal power station in 2016. The Swedish capital plans for “district heating to be produced entirely by renewable or recycled energy by 2030.” Here’s the story from Independent.
South Africa Rugby Champion Returns Home to Help
“There’s nothing worse than hunger. There’s nothing worse than listening to your stomach before you go to bed and you just hear grumbling. You have nothing to eat, you’ve got no other choice.” Siya Kolisi
South Africa’s World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi and his wife Rachel are helping people in the townships with food, protective equipment, and encouragement. This story from CNN contains a heartfelt video about this true champion.
Women in Venice Deliver Groceries by Gondala
Here’s a short video of Row Venice in action: (You might need to click watch on YouTube if it doesn’t play here.)
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