We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday in June, and time for some good news to take you into July (JULY?!?!) with a smile. The post I’ve chosen to share this month (with thanks to Carol Thompson, who shared it with me first) is especially good news for the children in the state where I live, New Jersey.

Governor Phil Murphy’s wife announced this month that New Jersey will be the first state in the US to incorporate climate change education in public schools for kids in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Click here 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 Sylvia McGrath, Susan Scott, Shilpa Garg, Damyanti Biswas, 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!

We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday in April, and time for some good news to take you into May with a smile. The post I’ve chosen to share this month is actually a compilation of stories that signal good news for the environment. You have probably noticed that as the global pandemic has raged, it has slowed down almost everything, including our use of fossil fuels and human activity in general. We know that this can’t last forever, nor do we want it to, but this break in the action has been good for the earth.

I hope you’ll check out the post, which shares news from the mass birth of endangered sea turtles to thought-to-be-extinct leopards in Taiwan. Not all the news in the post is good—there is a link to an article about closing oil refineries, which, though good for the environment, will cost jobs. But the overall tone of the post is one of hope and lessons learned.

Click here 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 LahtiSusan Scott, Dan AntionDamyanti Biswas, and Inderpreet Kaur Uppal. 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!

We Are the World Blogfest

I know, it’s the first week in April and the #WATWB boat sailed last Friday. But better late than never, right?

This week I’m sharing another post filled with good news for the environment. lt’s the story of a man in Senegal who has spent the past ten years reforesting a mangrove swamp with the help of the Senegalese local coastal populations. They’ve managed to plant 152 MILLION mangrove trees to help reverse the devastation caused by clear-cutting practices of the late twentieth century. You can read the full story here.

Here’s how #WATWB works: On the last Friday of each month (ahem…) 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 Shilpa Garg, Sylvia McGrath, Dan Antion, and Damyanti Biswas. 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!

We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday of the month–time again for some good news to take you into September with a smile.

The story I’ve chosen for this month is about female inmates inside Oregon’s Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and the conservation program they host to care for the endangered Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly. As you’ll read in the story, they care for the larvae and release the butterflies into the wild: good for the butterflies, good for the women. It’s a win-win!

Click here 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 Susan Scott, Peter Nena, Shilpa Garg, Mary J. Giese, and Damyanti Biswas. 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!

We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday of the month–time again for some good news to take you into June with a smile.

The story I’ve chosen for this month is another one about plastic pollution and what one innovative company is doing about it. In short, the company is taking plastics and converting them into fuels and commercial-grade waxes. And here’s the best part: the technology employed by the company could also be used to produce “feedstocks” needed for additional plastic production. What this means: good news! This could be the beginning of the world’s first circular economy for plastics.

Click here to read the story.

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

These are the cohosts for this month: Shilpa GargDan Antion, Mary GieseSimon Falk, and Damyanti Biswas

 

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

We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday of the month–time again for some good news to take you into May with a smile.

The story I’ve chosen for this month is about pollinators. As you’ll read in the story, pollinators are responsible for one-third of all the food humans eat. And if you’ve been following the news in recent years, you’ll know there has been a huge die-off of bee colonies. Now backyard gardeners, among others, are banding together to create pollinator-friendly gardens and their ranks are growing by leaps and bounds. I am taking this article to heart and my family will be joining the one million-plus people helping pollinators to do their job.

Click here to read the story.

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

These are the cohosts for this month: Shilpa Garg, Inderpreet UppalPeter NenaLizbeth Hartz, and Eric Lahti.

 

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

We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday of the month–time again for some good news to take you into March with a smile.

The story I’ve chosen for this month is about a brewery that has come up with a solution for cutting down on plastics in our oceans while doing good for the animals who make the ocean their home.

Click here to read the story.

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

These are the cohosts for this month: Inderpreet Uppal, Shilpa Garg, Sylvia Stein, Peter Nena, and Belinda Witzenhausen.

 

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

 

We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday of the month–time again for some good news to take you into February with a smile.

The story I’ve chosen for this month is about a town in Guatemala that has outlawed single-use plastics. The residents, with the help of the local government, were able to adjust to more sustainable alternatives with relative ease. We can all take some lessons from this story!

Click here to read the story.

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

These are the cohosts for this month: Inderpreet Uppal, Shilpa Garg, Sylvia SteinSimon Falk, and Damyanti Biswas.

 

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

We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday of the month–time again for some good news to take you into December with a smile.

The story I’ve chosen for this month is about technology, invented by a teenager, that is sailing (literally) through testing before heading out to clean up the enormous Pacific garbage patch. It’s wonderful to think that a vast field of garbage the size of Texas can be cleaned up in ten years, far less time than originally thought.

Click here to read the story.

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

These are the cohosts for this month: Eric Lahti, Inderpreet Uppal, Shilpa Garg, Peter Nenaand Damyanti Biswas.

 

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

We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB

It’s the last Friday of the month–time again for some good news to take you into November with a smile.

The story I’ve chosen for this month is about the invention of a new technology that uses clean energy to provide drinking water in water-scarce regions of the world.

Click here to read the story.

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

These are the cohosts for this month: Eric Lahti, Inderpreet Uppal, Shilpa Garg, Mary Gieseand Roshan Radhakrishnan.

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