Welcome to my latest Good News.
When I read stories like that of Jessie Rees, I am inspired to be a better person. I am very grateful for my health and life. I hope that my Good News helps inspire you to live a richer, fuller life.
Could Graphene transform our world? Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov earned a joint Nobel prize in physics for their graphene discovery at Manchester University. Now Chinese researchers have created the lightest solid ever produced with graphene as pictured above. And the story keeps getting better. Richard Kaner at UCLA has created an inexpensive, scalable process that can be easily commercialized. Graphene will likely transform material science with it’s abundant applications for medicine, batteries, solar and much more. I’m looking forward to those 1 minute car chargers!
Meet Jessie and her remarkable story. Her courage in facing cancer has led to the care and inspiration of many children diagnosed with cancer. When faced with her own diagnosis of terminal cancer, she decided to help other children who were facing the same. When her parents decided to set up a foundation, they asked whether she wanted it to support cure or care? She chose care. Read more about her story, JoyJars and foundation. Her courage and wisdom are profoundly touching to me, inspiring me to be a better person.
Cool Planet has developed an amazing system to create fuel with biomass in a way that creates a positive for the planet, removing CO2 from the air and amending the soils in the process with biochar. Additionally, their scalable biofuel production system can compete with oil at $50, making a perfect tool to achieve energy independence in a sustainable way.
Natural delight as modeled by these two daughters exploring and teaching their mother. As their mother wisely asks, what is the point of life if we don’t take time to see the beauty and light in the most ordinary circumstances? Read more about how her daughters reminded her to see the light within each precious moment.
Eco Fuel Africa is teaching Africans how to use agricultural waste to create hand made charcoal. They have a low tech approach to biochar. This home made charcoal saves forests, is cleaner burning, sequesters CO2 and helps villagers make money. Eco-Fuel specializes in creating low cost, low tech solutions to the problems facing many rural Africans.