Category: Positive News

Starbucks Pays Workers to Spend Half Their Time Volunteering

Starbucks Pays Workers to Spend Half Their Time Volunteering

By helping its workers spend their time giving back to the community, the company hopes it will keep their employees happier and reduce turnover. Almost 63 million Americans spend some of their time volunteering, with the average American donating around 32 hours per year. All in all, that comes out to 7.9 billion hours of service every […]

Puerto Rico Just Passed Historic 100% Green Energy Legislation

Puerto Rico Just Passed Historic 100% Green Energy Legislation

The act provides for all energy to be from renewable sources by 2050. Puerto Rico’s legislature just passed the ambitious Puerto Rico Public Energy Policy Act that provides for 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. The law that passed on March 25 will transform the island’s ailing electrical system into a modern sustainable one after the […]

10 Surprising Ways Showing Gratitude Will Make Your Life Better

10 Surprising Ways Showing Gratitude Will Make Your Life Better

“Thank you” – These two simple words can go a long way. From from helping build stronger relationships to sleeping better at night, feeling thankful has many proven benefits. Gratitude isn’t about focusing on how much worse others have it. Rather it means shifting your attention the good things in your life instead of looking […]

5 Eco-Friendly Kickstarter Campaigns That Deserve Support

5 Eco-Friendly Kickstarter Campaigns That Deserve Support

These green Kickstarter campaigns help us live a little more environmentally aware. Crowdfunding campaigns are incredible opportunities for innovators, change-makers, community groups, and others to access funding for new and exciting projects. From robots and children’s books to helping sponsor a student’s college tuition, the world of crowdfunding is as diverse as it is unique. […]

This University Found a Unique Way to Help Plant Millions of Trees

This University Found a Unique Way to Help Plant Millions of Trees

The university’s initiative is part of a program to plant 100 million trees in the next five years. Planting trees is good for the earth, and we need more trees now, more than ever. Trees improve air quality, fight climate change, and prevent soil erosion. Trees also provide food and shelter for animals and beautify […]

This Happy Lab Accident Could Save the World’s Coral Reefs

This Happy Lab Accident Could Save the World’s Coral Reefs

One clumsy moment led to the discovery of something fantastic. A Florida marine biologist who was about to retire discovered a remarkable breakthrough that makes coral grow 40 times faster than it grows in the wild. And it happened by accident. Dr. Dave Vaughn, the senior scientist and program manager for coral restoration at Mote […]

Morgan Freeman Turned His Ranch Into a Giant Bee Sanctuary

Morgan Freeman Turned His Ranch Into a Giant Bee Sanctuary

Freeman has joined the global effort to help repopulate these valuable pollinators. Morgan Freeman is best known as an actor, director, and philanthropist and has now also added ‘beekeeper extraordinaire’ to his long list of achievements. The 82-year-old screen star converted his 124-acre Charleston, Mississippi ranch into a bee sanctuary. Freeman first started keeping bees […]

This Search Engine Plants a Tree Every Time You Search Something

This Search Engine Plants a Tree Every Time You Search Something

Doing a quick Google search to find a piece of information we need has become so natural, that the vast majority of people don’t stop to think about the effects of every one of these searches.  Every time someone types a question into Google, Bing, or any of their competitors, their servers start working and […]

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