Reading news about solutions rather than problems is proven to be beneficial for your mental health. Here is this month's roundup of positive news for our planet.
And don't forget to spread the good vibes.
1. Rare pink dolphins (Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins) have returned to Hong Kong after COVID lockdown halted ferry traffic. Dolphin activity in Hong Kong has increased by 30% since March 2020, allowing scientists to conduct more research on the rare species. Read more.
2. California governor signed legislation banning 24 toxic chemicals found in cosmetics. The new legislation makes California the first state in the nation to stop the use and sales of these hazardous ingredients. Read more.
3. A recent poll reveals that 6/10 Americans have developed a new appreciation for nature during quarantine. Thirty-two percent of respondents admit to participating in more outdoor activities than they did pre-COVID. Research suggests that spending time in nature can boost mental and physical health and improve creativity. Read more.
4. Free pads and tampons are now available to all Victorian public school students, marking a first in history for Australia. The new program aims to reduce discomfort and embarrassment around periods for girls at school while helping female students focus on their studies and get the most from their education. Read more.