We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s already the last Friday in February (how did THAT happen so fast??), and time again for some good news to take you into March with a smile. This will be my first good-news post of 2020. Somehow I missed the January post, but I’m making up for it today.

The story I’ve chosen for this month is in keeping with my habit of reporting on innovations and ideas that are good for the environment and, therefore, good for all of us. It’s the story of a lab at Rice University that has discovered a way to turn carbon-based items (think food waste and plastic) into graphene, which traps greenhouse gases and is used to make more environmentally-friendly building materials.

Click hereΒ to read the story.

Here’s how #WATWB works: On the last Friday of each month a number of bloggers participate in a worldwide blog hop in which each blogger highlights a story that spreads good news, happiness, and hope.

Your cohosts for this month are Eric Lahti, Shilpa Garg, Sylvia McGrath, Peter Nena, and Belinda Witzenhausen. And if you want to read more uplifting articles, please visit the WATWB Facebook page here or the Twitter home page here to find links to other stories.

Want to join? Click this link to sign up and help spread some happiness!

14 comments on “We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

  1. Shilpa Garg says:

    This is wonderful news. Glad that people at Rice University are doing great at making our earth a better place. Thanks for joining us for this edition of WATWB, Amy!


    • amreade says:

      One of the things I love about #WATWB is combing through so many good news stories every month–not only to choose the one I want to share, but also to read the ones other people choose to share. It’s a great idea. Thanks for visiting!


  2. Wow, this is the first time I have heard about graphene! Fantastic post! Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of #WATWB! Have a fantastic week!😊


    • amreade says:

      Hi, Belinda,

      Thanks for dropping in. This was the first I had heard about graphene, too, and though I don’t understand the process, I understand the impact: it’s good for the environment and for humanity. That’s good news!


  3. hilarymb says:

    Hi Amy – graphene is so new … yet they (the techies!) are learning so much … this seems to tick a number of boxes … utilising waste, especially plastic waste … and developing a new concept for the future. Wonderful – thanks for letting us know … cheers Hilary

    PS Rice University and William Marshall Rice – really interesting story …



    • amreade says:

      Hi, Hilary,

      Many of the stories I share are about sciences that I don’t understand, but I’m grateful that there are people out there who devote their lives to this stuff and make the bottom line understandable to lay people: these inventions/discoveries help save the environment.

      I hadn’t known the story of William Marshall Rice until you mentioned it. But I looked it up and Wow! It’s fascinating!

      Thanks for visiting.


  4. Great idea! Sharing. πŸ™‚


  5. An intriguing concept to making a difference in the world. Thanks for sharing and being a part of #WATWB


    • amreade says:

      It’s amazing that so many problems that plague the environment can be solved or at least eased by science. I’m so glad there are people out there working on solutions. Thanks for coming by!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. This sounds like a great idea, Amy.


    • amreade says:

      I thought so, too, Robbie. I only wish I had the technical knowledge to understand the process a little better. I guess it’s a good thing I’m a writer–no one would want to see me let loose in a scientific lab!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Pat Wahler says:

    In today’s world, good news is always welcome. Thanks, Amy!


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