Artificial reef museum, reducing eviction rates, quota for trans people in public sector jobs
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about Cyprus’s artificial reef fostering marine life, an eviction enforcer’s tip off reducing eviction rates, and new laws for transgender people in public sector jobs in Argentina.
Cyprus’s underwater sculpture museum helps recover barren seabeds
Essentially an effort at underwater conservation, MUSAN is a living, breathing artificial reef supporting aquatic life.
Eviction alert prevents tenants from becoming homeless
In what started as a one-woman initiative, the practice of informing people about shelter and rental assistance agencies prior to being ousted has reduced eviction rates in Pima County.
Source: Reasons To Be Cheerful
Argentina passes law to establish quota in public sector jobs for transgender people
In an effort to provide equal employment opportunities, the new law is designed to help the transgender community find public sector employment without the minimum requirement clause.
Grassroots movement by hikers and cyclists cleans up UK countryside
Mountain bike enthusiast Dom Ferris’ idea of “Trash Free Trails” is helping to achieve litter-free biking and walking trails.
Source: Positive News
MIT students build robot that could help the elderly get dressed
The Interactive Robotics Group at MIT have designed a robotic arm that can slide a vest onto a human arm, an initial effort at building a robot that could completely dress an elderly or disabled person.
Source: Tanks Good News
Sri Lankan teenager builds solar-powered tuk-tuk from scraps
15-year-old Suntharalingam Piranawan from Sri Lanka has used discarded materials to make his own eco-friendly functional vehicle.
Source: BBC News
Young voters advocacy groups combat voter suppression
Nonpartisan organisations advocating for electorate youth are pushing for federal legislation to retain voting rights.
Source: Yes! Magazine
Promoting the cause of education as the only way to counter social injustice
The writer revisits conversations with the American novelist, James Baldwin, who reasoned that education was the only way out of social, economic and political setbacks.
Source: Al Jazeera
Twins tackle the contradiction between excess food and food distribution
With the support of a non-profit, Shirley and Annie Zhu find a solution to the problem of equal food distribution through community events.