Hungary’s opposition unites, tree mortgage scheme, climate change warning stickers
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re looking at six Hungarian parties uniting to challenge Viktor Orbán, a tree mortgage scheme in India to reduce poverty and increase biodiversity, and climate change warning stickers at american gas stations.
Hungarian opposition to unite for upcoming election to challenge Orbán’s 12-year rule
Six political parties in the Hungarian parliament will collaborate in the 2022 election to end the rule of conservative Viktor Orbán, deciding on a single presidential candidate between them.
Indian ‘tree mortgage’ scheme battles poverty while boosting carbon neutrality
In Kerala, India, villagers are paid to reduce deforestation through interest free loans – on the trees they planted themselves.
Warning stickers at US petrol stations aim to raise awareness on climate change
In the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, yellow warning stickers inform drivers about the repercussions of the climate crisis.
Danish island collective owns renewable energy
The islanders of Samsø collectively own local wind turbines, resulting in economic benefits alongside a carbon neutral environment.
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City of Tulsa embraces immigrants and refugees to battle ‘brain waste’
By focusing on the strengths of the people immigrating, the city of Tulsa fast-tracks academic accreditation, tackling its own shortcomings in the process.
Finnish migration scheme invites thousands to a 90-day trial run
Finland is inviting highly skilled tech workers to participate in a trial run of living and working in the happiest country in the world.
UK bans unhealthy snacks from checkouts and bulk buying discounts as of 2022
In order to tackle its obesity crisis, the UK Government attempts to discourage the excessive consumption of food products high in salt, sugar and fat.
Locally printed money supports small businesses during pandemic
Small businesses in Berkshire, USA, profit from a currency that can only be used locally. The citizens get a 5% discount in local stores.
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Professionally suitable attire to provide comfort in Zoom meetings
A pyjama suit has been developed by an apparel company in Japan to provide comfortable yet professional appearance in Zoom meetings.
Prisoners design gardens in solitary confinement to reconnect with outside communities
In an attempt to reconnect with communities, these gardens are designed in solitary confinement by convicted felons to be planted beyond prison walls.