Tiny heroes, world’s biggest tropical crop bank, India’s first electric-mobility bank
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re taking a look at a nonprofit which empowers children to make a difference, the world’s largest repository for tropical crops, and the woman behind India’s first investment bank funding electric vehicles.
Tiny Heroes: The foundation training children to make a difference
An Ontario-based foundation is engaging thousands of kids around the globe to understand the conservation of water and helps them grow into climate responsable citizens.
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World’s biggest tropical crop bank opens in Colombia
The Future Seeds facility will not only safeguard the biodiversity of important tropical crops, but is also expected to serve as a living laboratory for some of the most advanced technologies in agricultural research.
The woman behind India’s first investment bank funding electric vehicles
Investment banker Vasudha Madhavan is the founder of Ostara Advisors, India’s ‘first’ investment bank that focuses solely on the electric mobility and sustainability sector.
The Better India
Virginia nonprofit is turning inoperative coal mines into solar farms
Already six former mining sites have been remodeled by the Nature Conservancy as the first utility-scale solar farms in the region.
The Washington Post
SEC imposes new climate friendly
Public companies will need to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions they produce and how climate risk affects their business.
Strategies for affordable commercial space in cities
Using a variety of techniques and data, these strategies have been developed to help small businesses thrive in urban space.
Water purification with solar power
A new system has been developed to harness the power of the sun to purify water, without emitting CO2, and using recycled materials to build it.
How Portugal is coping with a winter of droughts
With the majority of Portugal facing some form of drought this year, farmers and the people have put effort into finding ways to cope with the anomalous conditions.
How to buy beautifully ethical flowers
According to a Lancaster University research, the carbon footprint of imported flowers can be 10 times that of a homegrown bouquet.
How forests can teach us the importance of connection
The way trees, animals and fungi work together “captures an important teaching for building alliances, communal strength, diversity and roles each member has in the web of the whole community”.