Serbia’s anti-corruption whistleblowers, ancient farming techniques return, townships reclaim jazz
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about Serbia’s whistleblowers pushing the government for political accountability, the adoption of ancient farming techniques in the Bolivian Andes, and a South African musical event bringing back jazz to the townships.
Whistleblowers in Serbia fight systemic corruption
While uncovering more than 700 corruption cases, this Serbian whistleblower portal has helped pass the Serbian Whistleblower Protection Law, inspiring others across the EU.
Source: Tea After Twelve
Bolivia adopts ancient sustainable irrigation practices
The people of Cochabamba in the Bolivian Andes are embracing low-water agricultural practices employed by the earliest civilizations.
Source: Reasons To Be Cheerful
Young people in India are embracing the permaculture movement
In the wake of farmers’ protests and the agrarian crisis in the country, India’s youth are promoting alternative agricultural methods rooted in its history.
Source: Mongabay India
Kashmiri village bans dowries
Originating in Hindu culture and adopted by other faiths, the system sees a ban on its practice in Baba Wayil.
Source: Al Jazeera
An innovative textile to beat the heat
This special fabric can absorb body heat and re-emit its energy into space as mid-infrared radiation, keeping the wearer cool as a result.
The plastic-hunting pirates of Cornwall
Steve Green and his partner Monika Hertlová pioneering the Clean Ocean Sailing project, helping to clean hard-to-reach marine areas.
Source: Positive News
Employee incentive programmes a win-win for work-life balance
Movements such as the four-day working week have seen increased productivity whilst also reducing energy consumption.
Source: Yes! Magazine
Maine lobster harvesting self-regulatory measures support conservation laws
Conservation laws and self-governing policies have helped Maine’s lobster fishery become one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world.
Source: Yes! Magazine
South African townships reclaim their musical heritage
The event “Jazz in The Native Yards” promotes local musicians as part of ongoing efforts to make the genre more inclusive.