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In A Girl of the Limberlost, Gene Stratton-Porter writes, “The world is full of happy people, but no one ever hears of them. You have to fight and make a scandal to get into the papers.” Here is your opportunity to hear the good news: Every day people like you build a grateful world through acts of creativity and compassion.
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Can The Earth Be Conscious?
The Earth's surface is made manifest in light (actual light, as in radio waves, microwaves, etc.). But does all that thought mean the Earth is thinking? Does that mean it's awake? » Full Story
Including the poor in the solar energy boom
A Colorado community's solar farm may be the first of many that lets people buy cheaper, greener electricity. » Full Story
Historic birth for Galapagos tortoises
The first hatchlings have been born in the wild in over 100 years. The process of tortoise restoration is a very long one, which invites vulnerability in a rapidly changing world, yet provides us extended opportunity to correct our abuses. » Full Story
KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut commit to deforestation-free palm oil
The company that owns fast-food restaurants said by the end of 2017, it will "source 100 percent of its palm oil for cooking oil from responsible and sustainable sources." » Full Story
Dutch nursing home offers rent-free housing to students
A nursing home in the Netherlands allows university students to live rent-free alongside the elderly residents, as part of a project aimed at warding off the negative effects of aging. » Full Story
The Girl Who Gets Gifts from Birds
Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated. One young girl in Seattle is luckier than most. She feeds the crows in her garden - and they bring her gifts in return. » Full Story
The Fine Art of Recycling: turning coal into art
The goal of this innovative solution to turn toxic waste to good use, is to stream line the collection and drying process and turn hundreds of thousands of gallons of toxic coalmine drainage water into pigment to sell commercially. When the math is done, the price of pigment, cleaning up the watersheds would break even. » Full Story
What a town in Uganda teaches about ending aid dependency
In Iganga, Uganda, the community group Musana has changed its model from dependency on outsiders to local initiative. Businesses created and run by locals are also moving the Musana community closer to achieving sustainability. » Full Story
7 cultural concepts we don't have in the U.S.
If you want to add a new and different perspective to your life, there are plenty of other ways to recognize joy and beauty outside American traditions. From Scandinavia to Japan, India and Germany, the concepts below may strike a nerve with you and inspire your own personal or familial celebration. » Full Story
Norway's prison without bars: 'It's a trust thing'
Prison Guard Lasse Andresen has worked for 38 years in Norway's prison system in low and high security, rural and urban, old and new. Now he is at Halden Prison, which tests the limits of humane incarceration and rehabilitation, greatly reducing re-offending rates. » Full Story