In today’s edition of Squirrel News, LA Students are given access to free therapy, the US plans to fix divided neighborhoods and land trusts work to preserve Chinatown.
LA Students will be able to get free, remote therapy
A new public-private partnership between the Los Angeles County Office of Education and a healthcare provider aims to help students with remote therapy sessions free of charge.
Source: The 74
US funds to be used in projects that help restore displaced neighbourhoods
The US Department of Transportation is allocating almost $200 million to help remove highways and expressways that isolated and cut neighborhoods in half.
Community land trusts help preserve Chinatown and keep rents down
Since 2015, activists have worked to buy property in Boston’s Chinatown, with the intention to preserve the historic area and protect residents from rent hikes.
A less flashy method to decarbonise the fashion industry
Plant-based and recycled clothes are all well and good, but the real emissions generated by the fashion industry come from its supply chain. The Apparel Impact Institute seeks to help companies become more sustainable in ways that actually matter.
Source: Reasons to be Cheerful
Washington State raises climate change funds with innovative auctions
The US state wants to cut its carbon emissions 95 percent below 1990 levels by over the next twenty-five years. To accomplish this, it’s raising money by auctioning off carbon emission permits. It raised $300 million.
Wildlife crossings to help protect bighorn sheep from LA-Las Vegas trains
Three new wildlife crossings between the Los Angeles and Las Vegas rail line are intended to help shield the native bighorn sheep from high-speed trains.
Source: The LA Times
Language nests help teach youngsters indigenous languages
In Minnesota, an teaching concept called a language nest is used to help immerse children and adults in local, indigenous languages, namely Ojibwe. It’s now expanding, in the hope of restoring the language to households across the state.
Source: MPR News
A music teacher making sure disabled musicians have time in the spotlight
Chad Lemons, a music teacher at Mead Elementary School in northern Colorado works to give disabled students the chance to play during football games, concerts and other community events.
Alaska students learn about climate change by raising fish
Through a programme called Salmon in the Classroom, students have the opportunity to see the effects of climate change and pollution on ecosystems. They spend more than six months raising salmon and monitoring their growth.
The former sex worker educating Indians about HIV/AIDS
After years as a sex worker, Sanjana Tiwari works to help others by teaching Indians about the reality of HIV/AIDS, in a bid to destigmatise the condition.