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Good News Tuesday for August 3, 2021: Hydrogen Power at the Olympics, Sharing the Gold, Old Growth Forests, and Students Build Wheelchair Stroller Attachment


Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Hydrogen is Powering the Olympic Village

At the International Olympic Village in Tokyo, hydrogen fuel cells power dormitories, cafeterias, stadiums, a hotel, and a fleet of vehicles. This power source, not to be confused with hydro-electric power, produces no emissions of any kind except water, which can be used to irrigate agriculture or gardens. After the games, the village will be “converted into hydrogen-powered flats, a school, shopping center, and more.” Learn more from the Good News Network.

Sharing the Gold

Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi and Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim tied for first place in the men’s high jump competition in Tokyo. Instead of competing in a jump-off to decide who would receive the gold medal and who would get the silver, the Qatari athlete asked an official “Can we have two golds?” Going outside the box, the athletes ended up sharing the gold medal. This article includes details and moving photos of the two athletes who are also friends.

US Stops Old Growth Timber Sales in Largest Temperate Rainforest

The US Department of Agriculture announced in July to stop large-scale old growth timber sales in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, 9.3 million acres of the world’s largest temperate old growth rainforest. For more information and phenomenal tree photo, visit the Good News Network.

Students Design and Build Wheelchair Stroller Attachment

High school students in Maryland designed and built a wheelchair stroller attachment so that people with disabilities can walk their babies. The idea came about when the students found out their theatre teacher, Chelsie King was expecting a baby, and her husband Jeremy has impaired mobility. You can read more about it here at CNN and/or enjoy this video:

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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.

16 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for August 3, 2021: Hydrogen Power at the Olympics, Sharing the Gold, Old Growth Forests, and Students Build Wheelchair Stroller Attachment

  1. I love the stroller attachment!!!!!! Way over due!!!!!!

  2. All such uplifting stories. Thank you for the good news today!

  3. Thank you, Jo-Anna for these lovely uplifting stories. I am glad the Olympic village is eco friendly. That is encouraging.

    • You’re very welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed the good news stories! The Olympic Village uses a lot of energy, so I’m thankful they have taken these steps to make it cleaner energy.

  4. Stopping old growth timber sales in America’s largest temperate rainforest is fantastic news! The story of the wheelchair stroller captured my heart.

  5. The stroller story was awesome. How ingenious!!

  6. All good, but I really like the last two, the timber sales and the stroller. The stroller is so cool.

  7. I really loved watching the high jump medal footage. Such sportsmanship, so much joy. 🙂

  8. I like that the stroller lets the wheelchair user be face-to-face with the baby. The Olympic Village will continue in the future to provide clean energy. Joanna, your Good News is a highlight of the week! 🙂

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