Football solving problems, floating offshore wind farms, pay-what-you-can grocery store
Photo: Moosa Moseneke
In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we explore the solutions football can bring off the pitch, the French plan to build large-scale floating offshore wind farms, and a pay-what-you-can grocery store in the US.
How football can bring solutions
While the football world cup in Qatar rather seems to be a World Cup of problems, initiatives around the world are using football as a way to solve issues off the pitch. Some support men with their mental health, others build the confidence of girls or even bring people together after conflict.
Why France is betting on floating offshore wind farms
Becoming the first country to start contracting for floating wind offshore farms, France is betting big on investing in this flexible source of renewable technology.
Pay-as-you-like grocery store opens in St. Louis
At this local grocery, shoppers can pay what they choose and can afford, and many are voluntarily paying above the sticker price to help keep the business open.
Reasons To Be Cheerful
First ‘Secondhand Sunday’ encourages people to give used gifts
Poshmark’s new campaign redirects holiday shoppers away from mass consumption of new goods towards more ethical and sustainable choices.
These cities are taking on car-free streets permanently
Seen throughout many cities in the world during the pandemic, streets being reclaimed from car-centricity are now a permanent feature of these four cities.
Cities received a long-needed tech boost during pandemic
Ageing systems and out-of-touch procedures have been overhauled in civic structures worldwide, after the pandemic pushed for systems to catch-up with modern tech solutions.
A crowdsourced street map for cyclists and pedestrians
Even though it needs more support and more spots, the map already builds a strong and helpful realtime guide.
Latin America’s wins on abortion can teach us valuable lessons
In the midst of America’s battle for abortion rights, it’s helpful to look to Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina for inspiration and crucial lessons for success.
A call for help answered
Abuse survivors can call helplines to stop the violence. Now abusers can, too.
Reasons To Be Cheerful
The man setting up woodworking ‘sheds’ to combat loneliness
Across the English speaking world, men are learning that the easiest way to cure a bout of social isolation is not by talking face to face, but shoulder to shoulder.