If you’re needing a break from the doom and gloom bulletins, and a reminder of some amazing people doing amazing things and also making news, then you’ve come to the right place – it’s The Good News Week.
If you enjoy the stories we’ve found this week, let us know – remember this is a place for you to share any good news you find too, be it local or national – and from wherever in the world you are!
If you find something positive in the news that you think we should feature on next week’s blog, then you can leave your comments below or Tweet us with the hashtag #GoodNewsWeek!
THE $70K BUSINESSMAN
First we go to BBC News this week, and to the remarkable story of Dan Price, the owner of a leading payments technology firm in Seattle, who is making a conscious effort to ensure satisfaction by paying all his staff an equal and fair wage – and is hoping others will follow his lead. Find out more about him here.
RECYCLING SUCCESS IN LITHUANIA
Next up, on Enviro30, some good news from Lithuania, where the government’s Ministry of Environment has posted bumper figures for recycling following the introduction of a ‘deposit return system’ in 2016. See more here.
A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR COFFEE
Finally, on CBS News this week, the story of a coffee shop in Charleston, South Carolina, that is helping those with special needs establish job and career opportunities and realising their talents through a unique employment programme. View their amazing work here.