12 good news stories that will brighten up your day

Are you sick and tired of only hearing bad news on the television, in the papers or on the radio? However, it would be a pity to have you believe that the world is full of nothing but disaster. Because among all the unhappiness, there are also some positive events happening, such as incredible discoveries and positive acts, which shouldn’t go ignored. Here is a list of good news stories that should cheer you up and brighten up your day. And as Albert Einstein apparently once said:

I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.

1/ Plastic bags in shops are becoming increasingly banned across Europe

This is a measure that is getting increasingly strict: more and more countries are banning plastic bags in shops. One small step for the planet!

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2/ 30 towns in France have introduced free public transport

In total, 30 towns in France have made their public transport completely free, in order to help make travel more eco-friendly. An example we hope to see followed by other countries in Europe!

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3/ Monsanto have finally been found guilty of violating human rights

Finally, after six months of proceedings.

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4/ In India, 66 million trees were planted in 12 hours

A new record has been set for reforestation, working towards the goal of planting 95 million hectares of forest by 2030.

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5/ NASA has decided to make all of its photos royalty free

A lovely early Christmas present from NASA!

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6/ There is a house that can be bought for one euro, in  Roubaix, France

As part of a municipal approach to revitalize certain neighborhoods.

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