Modular timber tower, lotteries changing behaviour positively, 200 million new trees in Niger
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Today in Squirrel News, architects and engineers have designed a modular timber tower that can adapt to the needs of its inhabitants, lotteries in several countries encourage people to change their behaviour for the better, and farmers in arid Niger have grown 200 million trees.
Architects present modular timber high-rise for “any city in the world”
An international group of architects and engineers has designed a skyscraper made largely of wood that will be able to adapt to the needs of its occupants
How lotteries can help master social challenges
Most lotteries are about winning money, but some are also being used to nudge people to change their behaviour for the better. Some encourage them to pick up litter or take live-saving medicine, others even help governments to detect tax-fraud.
Schooling model from Finland is creating debate in India for implementation
A schooling model used in Finland, with methods like non-standardised testing, is igniting debate in India as groups consider implementing it.
Largest ever image database of amazon wildlife
Scientists working in the Amazon Basin have contributed more than 57,000 camera trap images for a new inernational study. More than 120,000 images taken have been made public, forming the most extensive photo database to date of the Amazon’s biodiversity.
A Syrian NGO is using efficient methods to create cost-effective menstrual pads
Utopia, a small NGO in Syria, is hand-sewing menstrual pads in order to provide low-cost alternatives to women already struggling.
The New Humanitarian
Despite not being able to complete school, this man built a school for thousands of children
With a focus on empowering girls through education, Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal has been set up to provide schooling to thousands of children in India.
The Better India
This young group has achieved 43,000kgs recycled
A young Indian group runs the ‘Garbage Bank’ to educate people on upcycling and recycling, and has had great success in just two years.
The Better India
Ukrainians publishing books to help make it through the war
Not just a profession, Vivat publishing house in Kharkiv never stopped publishing books amongst the bombings as a means to escape and survive.
Kyrgyzstan uses data and smartphones to protect walnut forests
As part of new attempts to stem the gradual decline of their walnut forests, Kyrgyzstan works with an NGO to use mapping data in its efforts.
How farmers in Earth’s least developed country grew 200 million trees
Arid Niger is the world’s least developed country. Now farmers who previously allowed cut trees to regrow in their fields have seen crop yields increase.