Everyone has holiday traditions. In many families, this includes some combination of coming together, gathering over a table of food, and tackling some way-too-spicy conversation topics.
But instead of arguing over current events or the actual best Thanksgiving side, why not make the conversation both positive and productive? Below, we’ve gathered the best news, the craziest developments, and the most exciting changes that are making our planet a better, cooler place.
Here are 15 stories we’re pumped to tell our families about, ranked in order of how advanced the meal needs to get before we’re bringing them up. First, the appetizers:
Appetizers (0-1 glasses of wine deep)
Main Course (2-3 glasses of wine deep)
Insect-Based Dog Food:
“I read that this crazy insect bug food is supposed to be really good for your dog’s stomach and can even help with their allergies.”
“Have you looked into how much the Inflation Reduction Act could save you? I just did, and apparently, I can save over $17,000!”
Dessert (several glasses deep)
Electric School Buses:
Great Pacific Garbage Patch:
“When was the last time you heard about the ozone layer? Years, right? Well, there’s a good reason for that — we’ve actually been doing a great job at fixing it. Policy change really can make a huge difference.”
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