Today in Squirrel News, an Indian student has planted 300,000 trees in three years, an Indian radio platform provides environmental education to the residents of thousands of villages; and new wind turbine towers are being made of eco-friendly wood.
Young Indian student plants 300,000 trees in three years
This young engineering student in India has put his passion for the environment to practical use by planting swathes of trees, and educating others on the so-called ‘Miyawaki method’.
The Better India
Local woman radio host educates hundreds of thousands on protecting the environment
Varsha Raikwar uses a local radio platform and her role as a ‘radio jockey’ to provide environmental education to many villages in India.
The Better India
Eco-friendly wood being used to construct wind turbine towers
The new method of preparing wood for construction tasks that previously did not suit it is allowing the development of structures like wind turbine towers using more eco-friendly materials.
The Good News Network
Sri Lanka begins four-day work week to help offset crisis
As part of a plan to mitigate the financial crisis in Sri Lanka, public sector workers have been granted an extra day off each week to promote growing food.
Public transport without fares is working well in Alexandria
During the pandemic the city trialled fare-free transit. Now, the model has worked so well that Alexandria’s buses have kept it.
Indian female athletes push back against sexual harassment
In an industry where hierarchical interactions are common, females in India have been speaking out against sexual harassment perpetuated by the coaches and mentors that are responsible.
Support for the safety of Ukrainian LGBTQI+ refugees
For people within the LGBTQI+ communities in Ukraine, trying to flee the war has proven challenging and desperate, so non-profits like Safewing are working to rescue these individuals to Europe.
The New Humanitarian
Cutting methane emissions is achievable, and here is one way to do it
Non-profits like the Clean Air Task Force hunt runaway emissions like methane and have found many fossil fuel facilities that could be using some of the cheapest technology of its kind to do this.
African nations could feed themselves if the right infrastructure is put in place
On the eve of a food crisis in Africa, the continent has enough fertile land and soil to sustain itself. However, in order to do that, there are a number of obstacles that need to be overcome first.
Houses built using recycled materials for those forced to relocate in Mozambique
A project in Mozambique that aims to provide better living conditions for families that have been displaced is building ecological houses using glass and recycled plastics.