Fishermen offer suicide prevention services, AI garage rewards non-drivers, biodegradable clay cups in India
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about the nonprofit organisation Bearded Fishermen offering suicide prevention support, artificial intelligence in a demand-driven garage, and biodegradable tea cups as an alternative to plastic in India.
Bearded Fishermen’s nightly suicide prevention patrol supports those in crisis
Suffering from depression themselves, these fishermen founded a charity to respond to crisis calls in times of distress.
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Parking garage run by artificial intelligence rewards drivers for not driving
The garage uses a demand driven dynamic pricing system and rewards car owners with public transport vouchers if they decide to use their car less.
7,000 railway stations in India to replace plastic with biodegradable clay cups
Stations switch to earthen kulhads as part of a move to cut down on toxic waste and boost incomes of village potters.
Communities combat local littering through anti-rubbish app
Users share information on collected litter to build the database which can improve policy decision making and packaging.
Britain’s first all-electric car charging station provides 100% renewable energy
The energy will also be provided by Britan’s first subsidy-free solar farm, with more than 100 stations set to follow over next five years.
Solar-powered vehicle determined to solve charging problem of electric cars
Powered by solar modules in the eccentric design, this particular electric car aims to run without having to recharge.
Christmas tree rental service offers sustainable solutions to holiday decor
The company offers to deliver the same Christmas tree every year, as long as it still fits into the house.
Taiwan tailors education system to educate on environmentalism
The country attempts to combat the climate crisis by using children’s stories based on buddhist teachings to encourage environmental consciousness.
Eco-friendly fungi used to build entire houses
Mycelium, a branching component of fungi, can be used as a resource for multiple causes, from packaging to housing.
Isolated women provide citizen science from the Arctic Circle
Living in a remote cabin in the High Arctic, these women raise awareness around climate change via their newly developed online platform.