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Elizabeth Jacyshyn-Owen

Growing tiny forest movement, free school meals in California, LatAm’s first non-binary ID cards

Growing tiny forest movement, free school meals in California, LatAm’s first non-binary ID cards

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a tiny forest movement taking root in Europe, California’s decision to provide free school meals to all students regardless of their financial background, and the first non-binary ID cards in Latin America.

India plants 250 million trees, goats fighting wildfires, Maine shifts recycling responsibility

India plants 250 million trees, goats fighting wildfires, Maine shifts recycling responsibility

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a mass tree planting campaign in Uttar Pradesh, a programme to connect ranchers with land stewards in order to reduce the impact of wildfires, and Maine becoming the first state in the US to shift recycling costs from taxpayers to manufacturers.

Montana’s mobile mental health response, prison without fences, Sweden’s one-minute city

Montana’s mobile mental health response, prison without fences, Sweden’s one-minute city

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about Montana’s decision to make its mobile mental health response pilot permanent, a prison in North Carolina that rejects traditional approaches to confinement, and how Sweden is taking back parking spots in order to improve public spaces for pedestrians and cyclists.

Redefining masculinity in Australia, crowdfunding streetlights, refugee integration scheme

Redefining masculinity in Australia, crowdfunding streetlights, refugee integration scheme

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a series of workshops helping Australian men better understand their emotions, a community-led campaign to install solar-powered streetlights, and a refugee resettlement initiative which actively involves communities of colour.

Iceland’s four-day working week, world’s first elephant rewilding project, gun owners require liability insurance

Iceland’s four-day working week, world’s first elephant rewilding project, gun owners require liability insurance

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about Iceland’s successful trial of a four-day working week without reducing employee wages, the world’s first elephant rewilding project, and San Jose’s landmark legislation requiring gun owners to carry liability insurance.

Mexico permits recreational marijuana use, turning prisoners into fitness entrepreneurs, US apple hunter

Mexico permits recreational marijuana use, turning prisoners into fitness entrepreneurs, US apple hunter

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about Mexico’s Supreme Court striking down a ban on recreational marijuana use, a fitness entrepreneurship course giving the formerly incarcerated a second chance, and an Appalachian man who has saved over 1,000 rare apple varieties from extinction.