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This Artist Was Fed Up With All The Bad News This Year So He Illustrated The Best News Of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s important to take time to reflect on all of this year’s defining moments. These past 12 months have been far from ideal in most aspects, but we’d be doing ourselves a major disservice to say that it was all garbage.

Popular Instagram artist Mauro Gatti is of the same mindset and took it upon himself to create a special IG project which features weekly positive news from around the world. Here are some of his most iconic illustrations of 2018. Turns out it wasn’t a complete dumpster fire after all.

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Food waste is a huge, and expensive, global issue. France is way ahead of other countries thanks to a recent law that forces supermarkets to make use of unused food, rather than tossing it away. Supermarkets of a certain size must donate unused food to food banks or face a fine. Other policies require schools to teach students about food sustainability, companies to report food waste statistics in environmental reports, and restaurants to make take-out bags available. 🍎🥛🥗 Source: NPR ⠀ #thehappybroadcast #love #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #happy #cute #followme #picoftheday #motivation #art #instadaily #friends #repost #nature #fun #style #illustration #inspiration #goodnews #art #artist #illustration #food #vegan #market #vegetarian #goodmorning #goodnews #france

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Dick's Sporting Goods is banning sales of assault-style weapons and raise the minimum age for all gun sales to 21 across all its stores after the Parkland, Fla. school shooting. The nation's largest sporting goods retailer announced the move in an open letter by CEO Ed Stack. The company also took the unusual step of calling for Congress to ban assault-style weapons, raise the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21 and outlaw sales of high-capacity magazines and bump stocks. Source: USA Today ⠀ #thehappybroadcast #love #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #happy #cute #followme #picoftheday #motivation #art #instadaily #friends #repost #nature #fun #style #illustration #inspiration #goodnews #art #artist #illustration #goodmorning #goodnews #guncontrol #commonsense #usa #dickssportinggoods #usa

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The number of prisoners in the Netherlands fell from 20,463 in 2006 to 10,102 in 2016. Too many empty cells left the Dutch government looking for other uses for its prisons. So they began to fill them with migrants. The refugees—who will live in the centers for at least six months while waiting to be granted asylum status—are free to come and go as they please, practice speaking the Dutch language and learn to ride bicycles. 🚲😄🏠 Source: World Economic Forum ⠀ #thehappybroadcast #love #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #happy #cute #followme #picoftheday #motivation #art #instadaily #friends #repost #nature #fun #style #illustration #inspiration #goodnews #art #artist #illustration #goodmorning #goodnews #dutch #prison #immigration #europe

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Deutsche Bank, the biggest bank in Germany, has said it will stop financing coal projects as part of its commitments under the Paris agreement to tackle global warming.⠀ The bank also said it would “gradually reduce” its exposure to the coal industry around the world.⠀ Deutsche Bank is one of a number of financial institutions around the world which are slowly but surely reducing their commitment to funding of conventional energy projects 🌱👍 Source: Bank Track ⠀ #thehappybroadcast #love #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #happy #cute #followme #picoftheday #motivation #art #instadaily #friends #repost #nature #fun #style #illustration #inspiration #goodnews #art #artist #illustration #goodmorning #goodnews #coal #deutschebank #ecofriendly #renewableenergy #energy

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A few years ago, Adidas announced they would start making their shoes out of ocean plastic garbage. They teamed up with Parley in 2016 to create a capsule collection made entirely of yarns and filaments recycled from ocean waste. In 2017 Adidas added three more versions of shoes made from ocean plastics and so far sold 1 million pairs, which translates to 11 millions plastic bottles from the ocean recycled into highly profitable product! Thanks to @chrismakesthis for the news suggestion. Source: Adidas #thehappybroadcast #love #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #happy #cute #followme #picoftheday #motivation #art #instadaily #friends #repost #nature #fun #style #illustration #inspiration #goodnews #art #artist #illustration #fashionblogger #goodnews #adidas #parley #shoes #fashion #sustainable

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Life Time Fitness, a nationwide fitness chain, has decided that the combination of cardio and often biased and negative cable news does not align with a “healthy way of life.” They decided to eliminate all national cable network news stations from the TV screens at its 128 fitness centers in the U.S. and Canada. In 2015, The Harvard Business Review reported that negative news influences how we approach our work and the challenges we encounter at the office because it shows us a picture of life in which our behavior does not matter. 😊💪 I guess that it's safe to say that @thehappybroadcast is good for your life 🌈 Source: Washington Post #thehappybroadcast #love #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #happy #cute #followme #picoftheday #motivation #art #instadaily #friends #repost #nature #fun #style #illustration #inspiration #goodnews #art #artist #illustration #goodmorning #goodnews #gym #fitness #workout #motivation #happy

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Ingvar Kamprad was one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the 20th century. From the time of its establishment in 1943, IKEA has become a worldwide phenomenon, revolutionising the way in which home furnishings are both bought and sold. Kamprad’s personal fortune had reached a staggering $46 billion by the time he passed away at the age of 91. It has since been announced that, while half of his fortune will be passed on to his children (Peter, Jonas, Mathias and Annika), the rest will be used for charitable means. Source: QZ.com #thehappybroadcast #love #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #happy #cute #followme #picoftheday #motivation #art #instadaily #friends #repost #nature #fun #style #illustration #inspiration #goodnews #art #artist #illustration #goodmorning #goodnews #ikea #charity #billionaire #sweden #business

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Thanks to information relayed from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), NASA has found eight sites across the planet that contain substantial ice pockets that are only feet under the Mars’ rocky surface, providing a potential reservoir of water, necessary for human expeditions to the planet.⠀ ⠀ Although the ice could obviously be used as a source of water for future manned missions to Mars, scientists have a long way to go before then. However, with the Mars 2020 rover just a few years away (and Elon Musk predicting the SpaceX program could be landing humans on Mars in as little as seven years), the discovery of these ice reserves is still an exciting find. 🚀👨🏽‍🚀 Source: National Geographic ⠀ ⠀ #thehappybroadcast #love #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #happy #cute #followme #picoftheday #motivation #art #instadaily #friends #repost #nature #fun #style #illustration #inspiration #goodnews #art #artist #illustration #goodmorning #goodnews #mars #nasa #space #water #explore

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More than half of Asia's elephants are found in India, but the country's elephant population has dipped in the past few years - by nearly 10 percent across 23 states between 2012 and 2017. Last month, the South Asian country opened a hospital dedicated to the conservation of elephants. The facility is jointly run by the conservation group Wildlife SOS and Uttar Pradesh's forest department and is already treating nearly two dozen injured, sick and geriatric pachyderms, which were rescued and had been kept at a conservation and care center. So far, the elephant hospital is attracting both local and foreign tourists, eager to see all of the elephants that have entered into the facility. Source: Taiwan News / Reuters #thehappybroadcast #love #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #happy #motivation #art #friends #repost #fun #style #illustration #inspiration #goodnews #art #artist #illustration #goodmorning #goodnews #india #elephant

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Efforts to save the giant panda, commonly a symbol for conservation, are paying off: the iconic China’s wild panda is no longer endangered. In the past 10 years Panda's population grew nearly 17 percent—to 1,864 pandas. But wait, there's more! China’s Sichuan province government has secured $1.58 billion in funding over the next five years for a planned Giant Panda National Park, three times the size of the U.S. Yellowstone National Park. Source: AP News #thehappybroadcast #love #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #happy #cute #followme #picoftheday #motivation #art #instadaily #friends #repost #nature #fun #style #illustration #inspiration #goodnews #art #artist #illustration #goodmorning #goodnews #panda #china #wwf #giantpanda #endangered

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