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Good News Tuesday for February 1, 2022: Japan’s Zero Waste Center, South Australia Goes 100% Renewable for One Week, No-Kill Strategies for Wolves, and Monarch Butterflies Rebound

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New Zero Waste Center in Japan

The new Kamikatsu Zero Waste Center in southern Japan was constructed with recycled materials including 700 donated windows. The center will help with collection and sorting to aid in the town’s goal of achieving 100% zero waste. Learn more from CNN.

South Australia “Smashes Renewable Record” Going 100% Renewable for One Week

The territory of South Australia, with a population of around 1.7 million people, broke records by spending the last week of December generating 100% of its power from wind and solar. The Good News Network has details.

Alberta Rancher Uses No-Kill Strategies to Protect Cattle from Wolves

A Cattle rancher in Alberta Canada is having success with no-kill methods of protecting livestock from wolves. Ranch manager Joe Engelhart uses strategies based on prey and predator behavior, reducing stress to keep the herd together, and spending a lot of time on the range. His methods are being studied by the University of Wisconsin. Read more about the research and strategies from CBC/Canada Radio.

Monarch Butterfly Population Observed to Rebound in the US

A significant increase in western monarch butterflies has been observed in the US compared to recent years. This CNN article gives details and includes suggestions such as planting milkweed and reducing use of pesticides. The following video reports that the total population of western monarchs is estimated to be 100,000 this year compared to only 2000 last year.

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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.

19 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for February 1, 2022: Japan’s Zero Waste Center, South Australia Goes 100% Renewable for One Week, No-Kill Strategies for Wolves, and Monarch Butterflies Rebound

  1. Thanks for the news! Thats really empowering! Have a nice week! xx Michael

  2. I enjoyed all the stories this time. No favorites. All were very uplifting! Thanks!

  3. All are good news, but I especially liked the monarch butterfly story! Their recovery seems to signal a reduction in pesticides which is good for humans too! ❤ Thanks,JoAnna!

    • Good point about pesticide reduction being good for humans too! I hope that’s why the monarchs have rebounded. Thanks for reading and supporting the good news! ❤

  4. Absolutely heartening stuff.

    It’s blessed how the Monarch butterflies are multiplying over the years. Even I spotted so many the last time we were on a nature trail.

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  5. The zero waste centre is quite an achievement

  6. so cool this time, japan yay very far from me … still good news is good news love it thanks

  7. You’re far!
    Oh, I’m in Japan, all right. Near Tokyo. The place featured is far from here. Thanks for sharing these. You rock. 👏

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