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Sea Turtles, Cool Corridors, & Dogs - Good News This Week: August 20th 2022

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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6 Ways To Celebrate World Humanitarian Day (2022)

The world needs humanitarian support more than ever — and those who step up to serve that role deserve our support.
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Biden Administration Pledges to Plant 1 Billion New Trees

A large-scale win for reforestation efforts, the Biden Administration just announced plans to plant over 1 billion new trees across millions of acres of burned and dead woodlands in the Western part of the country.
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Millennials Are Highly Underrepresented In US Politics, But Change Is Coming

"There are important issues that impact people at different points in their lives, and ideally you want a range of age groups represented in our state legislatures to help give voice to all important issues."
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Trees, Representation, & Whales - Good News This Week: July 23rd 2022

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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Heatwaves Are Increasing & Becoming More Severe — Here's What Helps

With summer right around the corner, an unusually intense heatwave is threatening millions of people. What can people do to weather the worst and prepare for a future of extreme heat?
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"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." — Nelson Mandela

54 Best Nelson Mandela Quotes on Freedom, Love, & More

Nelson Mandela, the iconic political leader in South Africa who fought against the country's system of racial segregation, is beloved by activists, peacemakers, and justice-seekers around the world. 
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This City Has a New Way To Fight Homelessness With COVID Aid

In the Dallas area, more than a dozen nonprofits and government agencies joined forces to launch a new program using the COVID federal aid, aiming for successes that other localities could replicate.
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Here's How Finland Solved Its Homelessness Problem

The UK, Germany, and France are Europe’s three biggest economies, and yet they haven’t solved their housing problem. Across Europe, the picture is much the same, except in Finland.
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For This City, Fare-free Transit Is a Big Success

Alexandria, Virginia went fare-free in 2020 and has seen ridership remain close to pre-pandemic levels. With frequent service and plenty of money to fund the buses, the transit experiment appears to be working, for now.
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