Starting with some art…
Beautiful butterflies should be admired, not caught. I hope this butterfly manages to escape the net, and I also hope you had a wonderful week.
Good News Roundup
From a double dose of good news on the conservation front concerning sharks, the first disabled astronaut, to the US congress’s first Gen-Z member demanding action on guns. There is plenty of good news to go around this week.
Historic compensation fund approved at U.N. climate talks
While there is still much that needs to be done for the planet in order to reach our goal of reducing CO2 and climate-changing emissions, the fact is that society needs to help the most vulnerable countries. Agreeing on this at the climate talks in Egypt is a huge step. We still have a long way to go to undo the damage of climate change, but it is good to see countries taking it more seriously.
A Building Material That Consumes CO2 Has Finally Come to the US
Hempcrete is fire resistant, provides soundproofing, insulates or possibly stores heat, repels mold and pests, and has an extremely low carbon footprint to produce. It is no wonder that this material is a sustainable wunderkind. The material also removes CO2 from the atmosphere and is finally going to be available in the United States after being widely adopted across Europe.
NY Library’s Most Borrowed Book Over 125 Years
Wow, I would not have guessed the answer to this statement. Libraries are a staple to any community and they are a favorite destination in our home. Support your local library everyone!
For her first birthday party at 105, she wanted 105 cards. She got 1,200 – and counting.
This article is just a joy to read. Lorene Summey had only two requests for her birthday one was to receive 105 cards (one for each year she has been alive), and two, she wanted to have a hoe down themed party. At 105, her doctors said what great shape she is in both mentally and physically.
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