World  |  Environment  |  Science & Technology  |  Health  |  Human Rights  |  Feel Good  |  Regions
Great News Network

Inspirational Stories

More Good News in Inspirational Stories

Share your status – and your lungs. Facebook tool promotes organ donation

via CNN | Wed May 02, 2012
Facebook on Tuesday unveiled an initiative to use the vast social network to connect organ donors with people who need life-saving transplants.

From concrete jungle to urban oasis

Story contains video Mon April 30, 2012
An Oakland, Calif., program called Urban Releaf is planting trees in neighborhoods that lack foliage, restoring community pride.

Non-Profit Chauffeurs Cancer Patients To Treatments In Exotic Cars

Story contains video via CBS | Thu April 19, 2012
Battling cancer is a monumental struggle that takes shape in the smallest actions. Everyday activities take on new meaning in the face of cancer's debilitating symptoms. Even making it to a cancer treatment center can be a challenge. That's where the non-profit group Your Ride Is Here comes in.

In the worst calamities, these veterans rush to the rescue

Story contains video via CNN | Sun April 15, 2012
Iraq war veteran Jake Wood started Team Rubicon, a nonprofit that brings military veterans together to help communities hit by natural disasters. Since 2010, the group has grown to 1,400 volunteers and carried out 14 missions around the world.

Indian Man, Jadav Payeng, Single-Handedly Plants A 1,360 Acre Forest In Assam

Story contains video via Times of India | Wed April 04, 2012
An Indian man has single-handedly grown a sprawling forest on a 1,360 acre (550-hectare) sandbar in the middle of the Brahmaputra. It now has many endangered animals, including at least five tigers, one of which bore two cubs recently.

Used shipping containers find new use as classrooms

Story contains video via GizMag | Sun March 18, 2012
The 39-foot (12-meter) long, shipping container is living a second life as a classroom for 5-6-year old pupils at the Vissershok School, Cape Town, South Africa.

Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

Story contains video via TED | Sat March 10, 2012
Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can -- and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments -- and their neighbors.

Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future

Story contains video Thu March 08, 2012
Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism -- that we'll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. "I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.”

Svante Myrick, Ithaca’s Youngest-Ever Mayor, Grew Up Homeless

Story contains video via MSNBC | Sat March 03, 2012
Svante Myrick, Ithaca's newly-elected 24-year-old mayor has an incredible story to tell. Not only is he the town's youngest mayor in history, he also surmounted huge odds to get there.

Marine Pledges To Donate Marrow, Wins $2.9M

via WPBF | Mon February 27, 2012
A U.S. Marine who recently pledged and was accepted as a bone marrow donor credits that good karma for his $2,882,808 windfall at a Las Vegas penny slot machine.

More American Adults Hold Bachelor’s Degrees Than Ever Before‎

via New York Times | Sun February 26, 2012
More than 30 percent of American adults hold bachelor’s degrees, a first in the nation’s history, and women are on the brink of surpassing men in educational attainment, the Census Bureau reported on Thursday.

Digital tools ‘to save languages’

via BBC | Sat February 18, 2012
Facebook, YouTube and even texting will be the salvation of many of the world's endangered languages, scientists believe.

A 375-Year-Old French Bank Forgives Debts of Paris’ Poorest

via Good Magazine | Sun January 29, 2012
Just as France was being chastised for excessive national borrowing with a sovereign debt downgrade, thousands of lucky French people had their financial obligations forgiven after the country's oldest bank decided to simply wipe their slate clean.

Businesses seek California’s new ‘benefit corporation’ status

via LA Times | Mon January 09, 2012
On the first business day after a state law took effect, a dozen companies committed to social and environmental causes file papers to legally put those efforts on par with their goal of making profits.

Page 2 of 34 pages  <  1 2 3 4 >  Last » Add GNN's Inspirational Stories News feed to My Yahoo! Free RSS/XML feed of GNN's Inspirational Stories News feed.  
Search Inspirational Stories news:



The Great News Network is meant to supplement your daily news sources - not replace it. It's role is to show that there is hope, people are making a difference, and that a lot of things are getting better.

Optimism is a great catalyst for making the world a better place. When we can see there is hope, then we'll be more compelled to make the effort to do our part.

© 2003-2019 GNN