With all the bad news and so much that has happened to the world lately, let’s amplify the happy cause the world is a little brighter with some happy news to go around with. It's hard to believe, but there are some incredible yet simple ways to brighten up your day. Let’s set off to create this better world…together.
1. The Empire State Building is now 100% powered by wind
The Empire State Realty Trust, Inc, which owns the 102-story skyscraper has recently signed a three-year contract with Green Mountain Energy with renewable wind electricity. Definitely a milestone for the iconic New York City landmark and a good start to making the city a greener place.
2. Yale is offering its popular happiness course to some high school students for free
Say yes to more happiness, and this time students at Yale can attend it for free!
“This is a really challenging time, and that means that students need to learn new strategies to protect their mental health,” said Laurie Santos, Yale Professor who started the new course, “Psychology and the Good Life,” to address the growing mental health needs of students on campus.
We just hope we are able to see more of such courses being introduced in schools here to prepare students for what is like beyond their school lives.
3. Zero Rhinos Poached in Kenya Last Year
That's right, for the first time since rhinos were declared endangered in 1970, not a single rhino was killed by poachers in Kenya, all thanks to better policing. We must keep up the good work and continue to support conservation efforts.
4. This city in Utah is accepting food Donations to pay parking tickets
When you get a parking ticket in Singapore, you probably write in an appeal and pray that they write off your fines. But in Heber City, Utah, they are forgiving parking citations in exchange for 5 non-perishables, non-expired food items. The officers say all the food will be donated to local food banks to help support struggling families. What a brilliant idea, it's a win-win for everyone.
5. Investor uses GameStop gains to help sick children
This investor delivered 10 Nintendo Switch game consoles that he purchased from GameStop from his GME gains to Medical City Children's Hospital. He said he "made a good amount through r/WallStreetBets on this hilarious GME trade" and felt inspired to give back "in a way that was equally hilarious."
We love news like this. Let's also remember that we're investing in our world too.