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Heartfelt Letter From 5-Year-old Causes Restaurant Chain to Swap Plastic Straws for Paper

Ava couldn't bear to think about how her favorite restaurant chain was contributing to pollution – so she wrote them a moving letter asking them to make a change.

This Restaurant Chain Might Be The Greenest Grill Out There Today

Ted’s Montana Grill’s isn’t just serving up tasty comfort food – they’re also serving up some of the most impressive eco-friendly practices in the...
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Canada’s Largest Restaurant Chain Offers Electric Car Owners Free Fill-up in Pilot Project

Electric vehicle owners in Oakville, ON are now able to charge their cars free of charge while stopping in to enjoy a Tim Hortons...

Good News in History, August 21

75 years ago today, in the wake of World War II, leaders from Russia, the U.K. and U.S. gathered at the Dumbarton Oaks mansion...

7-Year-Old Sea Turtle Activist Convinces L.L. Bean to Change Company Policy

On a visit to the L.L.Bean flagship store in Freeport, Maine, seven-year-old Benjamin Ball asked if the store’s café had a paper straw for...

Maryland Poised to Become the First State to Ban Polystyrene Food Containers

If approved by the governor, Maryland would become the first state to ban polystyrene products.

Good News in History, December 25

This daily column at GNN.org features all the good news, anniversaries and notable birthdays from this day in history—December 25.

Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins Pay $2 Million to Bring Hundreds of Therapy Dogs into Children’s Hospitals

Though most people say that “laughter is the best medicine”, young hospital patients often find more joy in a wagging tail. So as a means...

UPDATE: Jimmy John’s Founder Delivers New Car to Driver Who Rescued Ailing Vet After Wrong Number

LISTEN to this story in our podcast, told by The Good News Guru (the GNN Founder) on Friday’s radio broadcast with Ellen K on KOST-103.5 — Or, READ the story below… (Subscribe...

Woman Dials Wrong Number, is Stunned When Jimmy John’s Delivery Driver Says He’ll Pick Up Her Sick Brother

Lisa Nagengast was desperately trying to find someone who could take her sick brother to the hospital—and, in her haste, the wrong number she...

Starbucks is Largest Retailer Yet to Pledge a Phase-Out of Single-Use Plastic Straws

Starbucks gives away over 1 billion straws with their iced drinks every year – but not anymore, thanks to their latest environmental initiative.

Café That Hires and Feeds the Homeless Has Just Built a Village for Their Rough Sleeping Employees

Social Bite has been lifting up Scotland's homeless for the last six years – and this eco-friendly village is just their latest achievement in their quest to end homelessness altogether.

Remember the Young Man With a Plan to Rid Oceans of Plastic? His Massive Project to Launch This Summer

At just 18 years old, this Dutch teenager claimed he could tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – and starting this summer, he is going to do just that.

10-Year-old is Traveling 620 Miles to Clean-up Coastlines, After Whale Dies With 30 Plastic Bags Ingested

When Lilly Platt first heard about the ‘plastic whale’ that washed up on a Norway beach, she became determined to clean up ocean pollution – no matter how many miles were in the way.

World’s Second Largest Fast Food Chain Begins Phase-Out of Plastic Straws

Plastic straws have just broke the back of yet another global food chain. McDonald's announced on Wednesday that they would be joining the ranks of...

Girl Figures Out Perfect Way to Get Dad to Finally Say Yes to Adopting a Puppy

An 8-year-old girl employed a cunning approach to convincing her father to adopt a puppy – and it has led to hundreds of shelter donations, dozens of cute dog pictures, and a dad resigned to cleaning up animal poop.

Milkmen Return to London as BBC Documentary Encourages People to Recycle, Use Glass Bottles

Milkmen have always been a classic staple of English towns – and now, thanks to a BBC documentary about the planet, more and more...

When Teens Are Asked to do Something Kind, They Write 5,100 Notes to Uplift Every Student in School

When the students at Carmel Clay High School were asked to do something kind for their fellow classmates, they did not just rise to...

Dunkin’ Donuts to Eliminate Foam Cups in Stores Worldwide Within Two Years

The company has also sourced the majority of their paper products from recyclable materials as well.

Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin Robbins to Remove Artificial Coloring

Though donuts may not be the healthiest food on the planet, Dunkin' is still taking steps in the right direction towards healthier ingredients.