The Good News Week (30/01/2019)

Time once again to bring you some more uplifting and inspiring stories from around the world from the last seven days in this week’s edition of The Good News Week. It’s a bit of an environment themed edition this week as you’ll see from the stories we’ve picked out for you.

I am pleased that so many people are still enjoying this after its first month, but remember that we want this to be a place for you to share any good news you find too, be it local or national!

So if you find something positive in the news this coming week that you think we should feature next Wednesday then you can leave your comments below or Tweet us with the hashtag #GoodNewsWeek!

A NEW FOUR LEGGED LIFE

First up, we head over the pond to Bakersfield Now, which features an inside look into a canine therapy programme run by The Wounded Heroes Fund in Bakersfield, California to help those ex-army veterans who are finding civilian life difficult after service. Read more about them and the amazing dogs here.

THE IKEA OF UPCYCLING?

We all know and have probably bought something from the Swedish home and furniture outlet Ikea in our lifetime, but could they be leading the way with selling, upcycling and recycling second hand products under the same format? Over on BBC News this week, they profile Anna Bergstrom, the lady behind ReTuna, which is helping to bring a high fashion take to pre-loved and second hand clothes, homeware and much more besides – as you’ll read about here.

RAINFORESTS SAVED BY FUNDRAISING

And finally, we head over to conservation charity The Rainforest Trust, who this week have announced that they have smashed their fundraising target on a critical project to help save Borneo’s much endangered rainforest and natural habitats. Find out which animals and wildlife they’ll be helping to protect here.

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