Treating financial trauma, reviving The Emancipator, the world’s edible cities
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Today in Squirrel News we take a look at how an initiative supports people suffering from financial pressure and challenges capitalistic values, a former abolition newspaper making a comeback to challenge misconceptions, and how urban farming schemes are spreading throughout the world.
Online financial literacy programme challenges perception of money
The Trauma of Money was founded in 2019 to teach a holistic approach towards dealing with financial hardship, whilst helping traumatised patience focus on matters beyond monetary values to challenge the concept of capitalism.
Former abolition newspaper awakens to reframe discussion on racial injustice
Originally founded in 1820, ‘The Emancipator’ formerly a paper fighting slavery in the USA, now strives to create an anti-racist society. Its goal is to highlight solutions to the nation’s racial problems and misinformation.
The growing movement of edible cities
More and more people live in urban areas. But feeding city-dwellers with food grown far away is not always the best idea. A new generation of farmers try to bring nature back into the cities.
Non-profit trains women to ensure food security in Ghana
The Agrihouse Foundation has taught over 26,000 women in Ghana to grow their own vegetables. The women receive the seeds right after completing the programme.
Green wave’ reaches Columbia: Court decriminalises abortion
The country’s constitutional court in Bogotà legalised abortion up until the 24th week. The women’s rights movement symbolised by a green bandana is the next in line of numerous pro choice rulings in Latin America.
Women’s team and US Soccer association agree on equal pay
Despite contributing a higher financial volume to the association, the female soccer players were paid less than the men’s team. After a landmark ruling, players irrespective of gender will receive the same pay in the US.
Scientists in India develop powder to purify water
The Indian Institute of Science Eduaction and Research Bhopal developed a powder containing organic polymers in order to make highly polluted water safer for humans to consume.
The better India
Indian tea gardens use agrivoltaic to cut costs as well as emissions
Energy intensive tea estates in Assam and West Bengal install solar and hydropower systems on unused land thereby significantly reducing costs and emissions for the energy intensive plantations.
Affordable housing for low-income workers in US
The Resiliency Bridge programme provides additional funds for accomodation as well as workforce development to help low-income workers achieve long-term housing and financial stability.
The Columbus Dispatch
Philadelphia bill could establish first municipal public bank
Racial, gender and community development representatives will be on the ‘policy board’ in the proposed bill, but will have no power to approve individual loans or to establish lending policies.
Education on track in the Phillippines
Pushed by the feet of volunteers, a ‘school trolley’ in Tagkawayan delivers maths and reading lessons with the help of a disused rail track to more than 60 children who cannot attend face to face classes throughout the pandemic.