Renewable Energy Plant Combining Wind, Solar, and Battery Storage Opens in Oregon
The Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility which opened in September is the first facility in the North America to integrate wind, solar and battery storage on such a large scale in one location. “The facility can produce more than half of the power that was generated by Oregon’s last coal plant, which was demolished earlier this month.” AP has more here.
Dementia Resistant Visual System Helps Seniors and Impaired Navigate
A project in Singapore uses bright colors and clear signs to help seniors and those afflicted with dementia to navigate their neighborhoods safely and independently. Here’s more from the Good News Network.
US President Pardons Simple Marijuana Possession
President Joe Biden pardoned thousands of people convicted of simple possession of marijuana under federal law and encouraged states to do likewise. At the federal level, marijuana is still classified as class I along with drugs like heroin. Biden’s pardon moves toward more realistic balance and is particularly important for black and brown people who have been charged and convicted at disproportionate rates. Here’s more from NPR.
Front Yard Bikes Teaches Kids to Build Their Own Bikes and More
Dustin LaFont, a former history teacher in Louisiana, has taught hundreds of kids to build their own bikes, and much more. You can read (and watch more) about Dustin and his inspiring work in this episode of CNN Heroes. Below is an older video about Front Yard Bikes which is still going strong having added programs for gardening, welding, and academic accountability.
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October 11, 2022 at 10:57 am
All so good I couldn’t pick a leader
October 11, 2022 at 8:54 pm
I’m very glad you enjoyed all the stories! Thanks for reading the good news!
October 11, 2022 at 12:11 pm
I especially like the Front Yard Bikes initiative 🙂 It takes so little to start something great for one’s neighborhood.
October 11, 2022 at 8:58 pm
I like how it started out with Dustin spontaneously helping one kid and the programs growing naturally from there. Thanks for appreciating the good news with me, Rosaliene.
October 11, 2022 at 3:12 pm
The dementia story was awesome.
October 11, 2022 at 9:14 pm
I’m glad you liked it, Dave. These kinds of improvements are so do-able. I’d love to see this more in the US.
October 12, 2022 at 7:13 am
Yes. That would be great, right?
October 12, 2022 at 9:54 pm
October 13, 2022 at 6:59 pm
These are great stories.
October 14, 2022 at 10:34 pm
Thanks, Dan. I’m glad you like them.
October 14, 2022 at 6:52 am
We certainly need more sustainable renewable energy especially in Europe right now JoAnna… Some great shares.. thank you ❤
October 14, 2022 at 10:35 pm
Thanks, Sue. We need more sustainable, renewable energy here in the US, too.
October 30, 2022 at 3:44 pm
Front Yard Bikes was new to me; happy story. Thx for them all, JoAnna.
October 30, 2022 at 9:13 pm
You are very welcome, Annie. I liked the good vibes from Front Yard Bikes. So glad you liked the good news stories!