In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we have homeless students being supported to achieve degrees, guaranteed income initiatives becoming state-level policies, and the EU agreeing to ban imports related to deforestation.
This school district is supporting students without homes to graduate
After years of struggle that many homeless students face, a degree can be daunting – if not impossible – to achieve. This educational district is changing that.
Centre for Public Integrity
Guaranteed income processes are establishing themselves as policies
After successful pilot schemes, the initiatives for guaranteed income have gathered enough momentum to develop into official policies.
EU to stamp out imported deforestation-connected goods
The EU has agreed on a law that bans the import of goods connected to deforestation, such as coffee, beef, soy. It will require companies to show their supply chains are not contributing to the destruction of forests.
Cuban women allowed to compete in major boxing competitions
Cuban women boxers have been celebrating the recent decision by authorities to allow them to compete in professional boxing.
Lampposts charge up vehicles in Valencia
Alongside its mesmerising architecture, the city in Spain has been implementing more strategies to become climate neutral by 2030.
Two Thai coconut businesses successfully achieve cruelty-free stamp
In an effort to curb the animal cruelty that many Thai coconut farms perpetuate, the government has begun awarding cruelty-free status to those that take action to prevent it.
Asia News Network
Mini-forests’ sprouting up across UK in new movement
Another novel tactic to tackling the climate crisis is taking root in the UK – in the form of ‘mini-forests’ that see people planting their own plot of trees.
Montreal 911 dispatchers are learning to tackle racial bias in emergency calls
First-of-its-kind training is underway in this department, in order to develop ways to reduce racial biases associated with calling 911.
Project F’ launched in Boston to offer foster kids family through fitness
Launched by a local entrepreneur, this scheme seeks to improve the lives of many foster kids with family-like connections born through fitness.