Seaweed as food and fuel, Amazonian co-fishing, Senegal’s first female professional surfer
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about the future of seaweed as a sustainable food and fuel source, an initiative in the Amazon empowering women, and the first female professional surfer in Senegal inspiring a new generation.
Seaweed touted as a sustainable alternative to traditional fuel and food
A growing demand for the fast-growing algae signals a shift to more environmentally friendly plant-based sources.
Source: BBC News
An co-management fishing initiative in the Amazon is empowering women
The system allows fish populations to recover from historical overfishing whilst enabling women to earn their own incomes.
A growing number of platforms are helping Black Americans overcome the trauma of racism
Activists and entrepreneurs are creating safe spaces for Black people to heal and come to terms with race-centric stress and experiences.
Source: Fast Company
A woman in the US is destigmatising mental health issues in the Black community
Wilma Mae Basta’s initiative aims to provide access to free therapy for women of colour.
26 organisations have pledged to plant, restore and protect over 855 million trees
Groups across the US are coming together in support of nature-based solutions to the climate crisis.
Source: The Planetary Press
Canada is committing over $82 million to mental health support for indigenous communities
The funding comes as a result of years of advocacy work by community leaders.
Dictionary.com is revising definitions in order to remove prejudiced language
The move aims to destigmatize certain conditions such as addiction, in addition to empowering Black communities.
Source: The Guardian
The French government has suspended a controversial bird hunting practice
The suspension aims to protect endangered bird species from a non-selective method of capture, with a view to ban it entirely.
A student has designed an inflatable bamboo greenhouse to encourage sustainable farming
Eliza Hague’s creation is an environmentally responsible alternative to traditional plastic-covered greenhouses.
Senegal’s first female professional surfer is inspiring a generation of young women
Khadjou Sambe is challenging gender norms whilst training young women who are keen to compete professionally.
Source: BBC News