World’s most sustainable furniture factory, pollination-friendly solar farms, platform for non-stolen second hand bikes
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In this issue of Squirrel News, Norway embarks on building the world’s most sustainable furniture factory, Louisiana plans a pollination intensive solar farm, and a new platform makes re-buying second hand bikes more secure.
Norway to house world’s most sustainable factory
Danish group, Bjarke Ingels is set to build the most sustainable furniture factory for the Norwegian manufacturer, Vestre. It’s features will include solar panels, heat exchangers and smart robots.
New pollination-friendly solar farm in Indiana
The project should benefit bees, butterflies and moths among other pollinators by providing them with nesting sites and food supplies.
Bike Fair: Secure non-stolen secondhand bikes
The new platform makes buying second hand bikes safer, given it is common that people purchase stolen bikes while trying to support the secondhand sector.
E-waste recycling in Uganda
Bodawerk, a Ugandan based startup has recycled more than 40,000 battery cells so far to produce Ugandan made power banks and electric plows.
Source: Clean Technica
Sydney’s hybrid timber skyscraper in plans
The software company Atlassian is constructing a 180 meter hybrid skyscraper in Sydney made of mostly timber. As the headquarter, the building will also include hanging gardens.
Alleviating plastic waste with refillable hand sanitizer
The initiative aims to reduce carbon footprint in the face of rising demand for the hygienic product.
Canada’s $1.5 million to low income communities
The funding was made to the Market Greens Initiative which promotes healthy eating within low income households in Canada.
Source: Global Citizen
Meet the teenage ‘beauty boys’ coming for the cosmetics industry
Gen-Z boys online are chipping away at the taboo against men wearing makeup – with or without the makeup industry’s help.
Source: The Guardian
Solving world problems with art
30 artists received funding to find creative solutions in tackling 21st century problems including the collective trauma experienced by African Americans.
Source: United News