Art & Good News 1-7-2023

Starting with some art…

Stippling is such a time-consuming art style but is so amazing and worth it when you get to the completed product. I had a lot of fun coming up with this little spider guy.

Good News Roundup

Sleeper trains expanding in Europe, Spain is making the cigarette companies pay to clean up discarded butts, and a Banksy-style street artist is fixing potholes all across Europe with beautiful mosaics.

Wow! News

How a Country Embraced the River It Feared

The Netherlands took flood risk from something to be feared and held back to an entire flourishing ecosystem with increased biodiversity. They expanded the floodplain and allowed for the river to have areas to flood and naturally divert. This in turn has allowed the natural area to flourish, the waters to recede more than expected, and the people to enjoy the river and nature more.

Goodbye plastic, hello wood: Tim Hortons unveils new eco-friendly packaging and cutlery

Canada’s most popular coffee chain is transitioning to more sustainable lids, cutlery, and food wrap beginning early this year. The transition is estimated to eliminate 90 million single-use plastics per year across Canada. According to a statement from the company, their goal is to help create more sustainable alternatives while still offering an amazing customer experience.

Experts share 5 science-backed ways to reach your New Year’s resolutions

We all make New Year’s resolutions and most years people find it hard to stick to them but if you check out this article, you may find new ways to stick to your goals this year! I’m rooting for you!

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