In today’s edition of Squirrel News, New Zealand enacts a near-total ban on tobacco products, climate-friendly infastructure is seeing more success through ‘green bank’ funding in the U.S., and two young entrepreneurs in India create leather alternatives from biowaste.
Microloans against food insecurity, ‘solar punks’ introducing community power
In today’s edition of Squirrel News, a supermarket uses interest-free loans to fight hunger, London artists help a community power itself, and Finland’s indigenous Sámi overcome an important human rights hurdle.
Sustainable bamboo buildings, self-charging trains, Afghanistan’s only female guide
In today’s edition of Squirrel News, bamboo provides a more sustainable alternative to standard construction materials, self-charging trains receive funding in the UK and a virtual tour through Afghanistan supports female education.
Sydney’s upcycled highrise, green energy hub on NYC jail complex, 3D-printed homes for Indigenous community
In today’s edition of Squirrel News, an upcycled highrise helps save 7500 tonnes in CO2 emissions, a jail complex in NYC will be transformed into a green energy hub, and 3D-printed homes change an Indigenous community’s lives.
California to ban plastic produce bags, Czech Republic to legalise cannabis, wind turbines capturing CO2
In today’s edition of Squirrel News, California bans plastic produce bags, the Czech Republic is planning to legalise marijuana, and scientists are working on wind turbines that can capture CO2.
Children’s hospital treating social-economic wellness, Toronto’s bike mayor, Albatrosses detecting illegal fishing
In today’s edition of Squirrel News, a children’s hospital in Colorado supports families with school, food, and rent; Toronto’s bike mayor makes cycling more mainstream, and albatrosses help detect illegal trawlers.