A hospital ward in Taiwan was made from recycled material. Engineer Arthur Huang is the co-founder and CEO of Miniwiz — a company that transforms waste into “…1,200 materials that can be used for construction, interiors and consumer products.” This article from CNN includes an interesting video showing Arthur Huang’s innovation and passion for recycling.
Research Confirms BLM Protests were Overwhelmingly Peaceful
The Harvard Radcliffe Institute has been collecting and studying data on protests in the US. What they’ve found is that Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations were “overwhelmingly peaceful.” (This is what happens when we look beyond the mainstream headlines.) Here’s the report from the Harvard Radcliffe Institute which came in my Goodnewsletter.
Community Supports Bakery’s Rainbow Cookies
After a Texas bakery made beautiful rainbow heart shaped cookies, they lost a few customers and got some cruel anti-pride comments. “But for every negative comment or bad review they’ve received as a result of the rainbow-striped cookies, there are “20 positive ones” that make all the difference,” said the co-owner Dawn. Here’s more the story from CNN.
Kayakers Save Eagles
BBC News reports a kayaking couple from Hungary saved two eagles who were stuck together on the water and in danger of drowning. (It’s possible the eagles got stuck during fighting.) The rescuers, Klaudia Kis and Richard Varga, then resumed their three month journey to promote eco-awareness. Here’s the rescue:
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Finding the Father Who Abandoned Her Twenty Years Earlier
“I asked the Lord for strength to help me know how to talk to her.” The only thing I wanted to ask her: Forgive me. ” Ileana’s father, Ernesto Quintanilla
Ileana’s mother was 16 when she gave birth to her daughter. Her father left when she was a baby, and Ileana was raised by her loving maternal grandparents. She asked them and her mother about her father, but didn’t learn much more than his name. As an adult, she had a passion for children. Ileana volunteered for the non-profit Food for the Hungry and then became a staff member traveling to rural communities in her country of Nicaragua. One day, she met a boy with the same last name as hers. She asked him his father’s first name. It was the same name as her father’s, Ernesto.
The story below brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. I hope you will read the article and watch the video included in this link:
This one made me cry too. Scott “Howie” Dittman shares about the responses he got to his offer of free dad hugs at the Pittsburgh Pride Parade.
Costa Rica Has Doubled its Tropical Rain Forests
Setting an example for the rest of the world, Costa Rica had doubled its tropical rain forests in just a few decades. In the last half of the 20th century the country’s forests were cleared indiscriminately. But Costa Rica has reversed this destruction by focusing on tourism and creating programs to protect its rich ecosystems. You can read more about how Costa Rica takes care of its forests in this article from World Economic Forum.
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