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Today in Squirrel News, a Brazilian company sells non-fungible tokens to preserve the Amazon rainforest rewarding the supporter with a picture of local wildlife, Mexican farmers replace artificial fertilisers with those made of human waste, and Asia’s first vegan and vegetarian butcher sets up his shop in Singapore.
NFTs could preserve Amazonian forests and support sustainable development
On Friday, a Brazilian company that owns 410 square kilometers of land started selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to promote rainforest preservation and granting buyers unique sponsorship of the protected areas.
Mexican farmers fertilise their crops with hygienic human composting methods
On Tomas Villanueva’s farm in the small town of Tepetixtla, farmers are replacing artificial fertilizers with composted human feces to safeguard soil and biodiversity.
DW Global News
Asia’s first plant-based meat shop opens in Singapore
Located in Singapore’s Chinatown, the two-story ‘butcher’ and dine-in deli aims to innovate alternative protein food sources without compromising taste and texture.
South China Morning Post
Famous chef cooks free gourmet menus for displaced people
Jewgen Klopotenko, one of Ukraine’s most famous cooks, had to flee the capital during the war. He now continues to cook in Lviv, amongst other things, free gourmet-menues for people who had to flee.
Canada committs to Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) to reach 2030 climate goals
For the first time on Tuesday in Canada a detailed plan was established to cut carbon emissions 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030. The Canadian government commited to spending $7.2 billion on the matter.
Thai startup saves 500 tons of carbon dioxide with sustainable fashion
The Thai startup moreloop is focusing on reducing the CO2 footprint from the fashion industry by promoting the purchase of clothes that are not made from newly produced fabrics. Designers find surplus fabric via an online plattform.
DW Global News
Climate campaign aims at reducing bitcoin carbon footprint
The software bitcoin miners use can be replaced with a “proof of stake” that can reduce 99% of its energy consumption. This requires only a simple switch in the way transactions are verified.
EU plans to finance documentation of war crimes
A top official has indicated that a concrete platform for recording breaches to International Humanitarian Law is more helpful in enforcing it than relying on anecdotal information.
The New Humanitarian
Bengaluru entrepreneur uses own funds to save thousands of injured dogs
Haris Ali runs Sarvoham Trust, a charity he set up with his savings to provide rescue and shelter to thousands of injured dogs in India. Now he uses his earnings from his other business to fund the effort.
The Better India
How a Carribian island sustainably restores its mangroves
The researchers on Union Island planted the mangroves deep beneath the surface to protect it from rodents and constantly monitored their development. Now 90% of the almost dead mangrove forest is restored, protecting the local school from floods.