Happy Good News: Christmas Special 2021

Problem Busters

Dec 24 2021 • 58 mins

News but only the good bits, and this time it's a Christmas bumper edition, to warm hearts at the end of the year. Plenty of good news to be shared, hope you enjoy! About the show: Problem Busters is a show that explores solutions to the biggest and the smallest of problems. Hosts Jonathan Goodwin and Oliver Happy discuss making the world a better place with guests from far and wide. Show mentions: The right to repair movement https://www.positive.news/economics/claiming-the-right-to-repair/ (.Claiming the right to repair - Positive News) Phone boxes put to use https://www.positive.news/society/how-old-phone-boxes-are-still-serving-communities/ (Thinking outside the box: unusual uses for the UK’s old phone boxes) The UKs largest rewilding project https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/11/derby-approves-uk-largest-urban-rewilding-project-aoe (‘Natural Health Service’: Derby approves UK’s largest urban rewilding project) HIV jabs approved https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/nov/18/new-hiv-jabs-taken-two-months-apart-hailed-as-huge-step-forward (New HIV jabs taken two months apart hailed as huge step forward) How Norway's pop stars pushed the government to electric cars https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/01/17/pop-star-helped-inspire-norways-electric-car-revolution/ (How a pop star helped inspire Norway's electric car revolution) How Amsterdam stopped junk mail https://reasonstobecheerful.world/amsterdam-junk-mail-opt-in/ (Amsterdam's Instant Fix for Getting Rid of Junk Mail) Biofuel trial in shipping tankers https://www.cityam.com/bp-and-maersk-tankers-team-up-to-trial-marine-biofuel-in-decarbonisation-push/ (BP and Maersk Tankers team up to trial marine biofuel in decarbonisation push) Dyson award 2021 entries https://www.jamesdysonaward.org/2021-entries/ ( Project gallery | James Dyson Award) http://kiva.org/ (kiva.org) - Microcredit fantastic. Logo and concept by https://christyoconnor.design/https://christyoconnor.design/ (Christy O'Connor) Photo by https://unsplash.com/@kilianfoto?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText (Kilian Seiler) on https://unsplash.com/s/photos/repair?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText (Unsplash)