Happy July! The seventh month of the year is here, which means we're officially more than halfway through 2023. And it's been a busy one!
From London to Amsterdam to a big storm/rain delay to Brussels and finally Paris, it's been a crazy past week for me.
My travels are winding down and I'll be back home in NYC next week. Yet every time I travel, I'm reminded of how truly incredible this planet is. The people, culture, food, wildlife, parks, architecture... All of it blows me away.
Let's do our part to make sure future generations can experience the same incredible beauty that we get to see, deal?
The Good From Monday, July 3, 2023
- 👑 Scientists have discovered some coral deep in the Mediterranean Sea that surprisingly appears unharmed by heat stress, giving hope for understanding long-term coral survivability.
- A Canadian oil company called ReconAfrica has suspended drilling in the Namibian wilderness after facing environmental concerns, protests, and lawsuits over the past 4 years.
- The Vermont Green FC team has become the first sports team in the US with climate justice as its driving principle and core value, with announcements and ads at their games being centered around climate solutions.
- The first passenger rail service since the 1940s just opened in Honolulu, Hawaii which will alleviate traffic jams, reduce emissions, and transport about 84,000 passengers daily.
- A study of 350 people around the world from 40 hours of footage found that across all cultures and relationships, 79% of the time, humans help out other humans in small but meaningful ways!
The Good From Tuesday, July 4, 2023
- A man’s dog named Bullet ran away while he was in a coma, but after posting in local Facebook groups, a complete stranger saw the dog, returned him to the hospital, and they’re now happily living at home and watching their favorite tv shows together
- 👑 A big study posted in May found that moss covers an area of Earth as big as China, is found in at least 12,000 species around the world, and mossy soil absorbs 6 times more CO2.
- China set a goal to double its current wind and solar capacity to 1,200 gigawatts by 2030 but is now set to hit that five years early.
- Los Angeles is taking inspiration from Barcelona and piloting a "superblock" program that will open up city blocks for pedestrians and bikes, create green public spaces, and restrict cars.
The Good From Wednesday, July 5, 2023
- 👑 The record for the tallest tree in Asia was just broken by a newly discovered cypress measuring an astonishing 335 feet tall, surrounded by at least 20 other trees over 295 feet which scientists are monitoring to ensure their long-term protection.
- Several states in the US are not waiting for the federal government and are acting now by adopting “green amendments” in their constitutions that guarantee clean air and water, a healthy environment, and ecosystem protection.
- Over the past year, the Cornish seal sanctuary has treated over 50 grey seal pups with 86% of them being released back into the sea and giving permanent care to the rest of these adorable and beautiful animals.
- The UK government has launched a £25 million species survival fund that will restore wildlife habitats, develop species resilience, and boost green jobs.
The Good From Thursday, July 6, 2023
- A group of nuns has teamed up with indigenous Shinnecock women in Long Island, New York to start kelp farms that clean up pollution in their shared backyard in the Shinnecock Bay.
- 👑 The number of farmer's markets is increasing in the US as more people embrace shopping for fresh produce grown by their local communities that’s safer, better for the environment, and increases important human connection.
- Project Sea is a group of women from Jordan who dive into the ocean to pick up rubbish and clean the water alongside a community of 150 volunteers who have now collected over 7 tonnes of mostly plastic waste.
- More people than ever before are seeking out clothes made from reused natural fibers like recycled wool, and avoiding synthetic materials as more people understand the harms of fast fashion.
- The EU has proposed the first soil law that aims to undo the damage done by intensive farming, mitigate global heating, and increase sustainable food production.
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