June's Monthly Dose of Goodness

Hello June!

We’ve gathered together news stories from the past month that will bring a hint of joy to your lives. From a re-appearing tortoise to new rules for Amsterdam's metro.


Keep reading on to bring a little dose of goodness into your life this June!


 

turtles are back for a monthly dose of goodness
Source: Galapagos National Park via AP

Tortoise Thought to Be Extinct Appears in Galapagos Islands


Exciting news for the world! A species of tortoise species that has not been seen in more than 110 years has been found alive! This tortoise was thought to be extinct. Luckily a living one has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina.

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a subway system in Amsterdam
Source: CS Digital Media

Amsterdam Bans Fossil Fuel Ads From Its Metro


The metro in Amsterdam has banned all ad ads glorifying cheap flights and gas-guzzling cars on all lines. There is hope this ban will pave the way for a larger, more comprehensive ad ban not only across the Netherlands but the world.


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a pot hole filled with mosaic tiles
Source: Ememem

Artist Fills Potholes With Colorful Mosaics


An artist in Lyon, France, going by the name of Ememem, has been repairing potholes, cracks in the sidewalk, and cracks in walls with colorful mosaics. It’s really beautiful to see these broken and unsightly places with beautiful mosaic tiles.


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Edible Reuse food containers made from wheat husks.
Source: Forest and Whale

Edible Reuse Food Containers Made From Wheat Husks


A very nifty product! Design studio Forest and Whale has created a food container made from a material that can be eaten or composted once you've finished eating. So whether you're hungry or not, you can help save food container waste.


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a panda bear because panda's are on the rise!

Panda Numbers On The Rise!


Great news! Panda numbers have increased by more than 15% in the last ten years, which is fantastic because they were steps away from extinction. They've now been downgraded as "vulnerable."

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Spread Some Goodness This June

With VidDay’s mission to make a billion people smile, we are a start-up with a heart. We are harnessing the power of video to spread goodness across the globe.


dose of goodness this june

VidDay brings people together by creating a meaningful gift that brings people together all while staying eco-friendly. VidDay allows you to crowdsource video clips, photos, and text cards. So you can create a beautiful video gift that the recipient will cherish forever.

“Such a great alternative to sending cards, we’ll do this every year now... I highly, highly recommend VidDay! Thanks, team!” — Carla Stockton-Jones

Not only is creating a VidDay more eco-friendly than purchasing a paper greeting card, but sustainability is at the core of our business. This is why for every video purchased, a portion of the profits goes to planting trees. With over 100,000 trees planted already, we are on our way to growing a forest.


We also understand how important words of encouragement can be during a difficult time. This is why we wanted to help people during their time in need, so we decided to offer Get Well videos for free. That’s right, 100% free.