Self-governing street vendors in New York, tiny homes on rooftops, world’s first transgender bishop
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about how street vendors in New York stand as a model for self-regulating communities, the housing industry seeing a new approach to address homelessness, and the installation of a transgender bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Self-legislating street vendors set an example in New York
When vendors in Queens, in the absence of enforcement agents, started self-governing during Covid, it gave a glimpse of how public areas could look like in the future.
Rooftop homes address the issue of homelessness
This project by Agile Homes sees the development of affordable rooftop straw-and-wood mobile homes for people.
Evangelical Lutheran Church welcomes transgender bishop
The Reverend will lead one of the church’s 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in northern California and northern Nevada.
A cafe with a social purpose
This London cafe in busy Brixton is staffed by people experiencing challenges such as learning difficulties and mental health issues.
World’s first reusable wind turbines
Innovative resin used in the construction of these turbine blades enables the composite materials to be recycled.
Cruisers clean up Svalbard
The passengers in this expedition engage in a clean up operation while cruising along the Arctic.
Housing complex provides its own working farm
Funded by an affordable housing bond passed in the country, the town of Santa Clara sees a 361-unit complex that can produce its own agricultural commodity.
Providing food justice in Brooklyn
A variety of fruits and vegetables are grown in this culturally diverse community, including specialty crops from the community’s diverse cultures in an effort to ensure food equality.
Ig Nobel prize and what it stands for
Acknowledging atypical achievements in science and humanities, this spoof award makes room for funny yet intelligent reflections.
India releases its first captive-bred endangered vultures
A successful breeding programme boosts the population of vultures in the country after they had dropped by over 97% in the 90s.