Mind how you go

3 ways travel can help boost mental health Meaningful travel is about more than being a responsible tourist; there are mental health benefits too 1. Creativity New experiences add fresh colours to our ‘mental palette’ and spark the imagination. When caught up in the stresses of modern life, our thinking is more likely to stick…

How a giant processing plant eliminated food waste

After the radical realization that food waste is still food, Baldor’s Bronx facility started diverting scraps away from landfill and into restaurants and juice shops, where they become perfectly edible ingredients. Inside a massive warehouse in the Bronx, the food distributor Baldor processes a million pounds of produce a week, chopping carrots into carrot sticks, slicing oranges into wedges,…

Positive news stories bring people together, study finds

Consuming positive news can lead to increased acceptance of others, a feeling of community and motivation to contribute to social change, new research shows Titled ‘Publishing the Positive’, the research demonstrates that at a time of divisive politics, positive news stories have the potential to unite, inspire and empower groups of people in society.  Positive psychology researcher…

Quebec grocery stores in province-wide program to send unused produce to food banks

Supermarkets across Quebec will now be giving their leftover produce to food banks in need. Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ) announced the launch of the province-wide Supermarket Recovery Program (SRP) Friday, which the organization says is the first of its kind in Canada. The program was first established as a pilot project around Montreal and Quebec City in October 2013,…

GM and Honda are investing $85 million to mass produce the tech for hydrogen-powered cars

General Motors and Honda just made a huge move to put hydrogen-powered cars on the map. The two automakers announced Monday that they are investing $85 million in a joint venture to begin mass producing hydrogen fuel cells in 2020. The manufacturing facility will operate within GM’s manufacturing facility site in Brownstone, Michigan. The two companies…