Sydney switches to 100% renewable energy, bald eagle conservation success, fatherhood classes in Rwanda
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about Sydney’s landmark feat of being powered solely by renewable energy, a conservation win for bald eagles, and a fatherhood course in Rwanda.
The city of Sydney is now solely powered by renewable energy sources
The region will see an estimated reduction of over 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
Bald eagles are now no longer considered endangered in the US
Innovative measures and solutions have lead to a sharp increase in numbers, with birds thriving across the country.
A fatherhood class for new dads is reducing domestic violence levels in Rwanda
The course is tackling traditional ideas of masculinity and gender roles, whilst encouraging conversations around equality.
A group of physicists have created the largest marketplace for ethical fashion in Europe
Project Cece is a search engine for environmentally and socially responsible clothing, and aims to divert consumers away from destructive fast fashion brands.
The first beaver kits have been born in the UK since the Middle Ages
As part of a pioneering conservation effort, a species once hunted to near-extinction has been successfully reintroduced to its native habitat.
A California fire station has staffed a female-only firefighting crew for the first time ever
The Pasadena Fire Department’s actions mark a cultural shift in how women are perceived in traditionally male-dominated fields.
The UK government’s development bank will end the financing of fossil fuel extraction
The move is one in a series of divestments away from environmentally unfriendly practices, with a huge increase in the number of clean energy projects being given a green light.
Inmates in Peru’s largest prison are being trained in textile design and garment manufacturing
The initiative allows prisoners to earn an honest living, whilst learning new skills which they can use in the outside world.
The eco-friendly secondhand fashion market is now valued $64 billion as consumers choose sustainability
The switch to a more socially responsible means of changing wardrobes has led to a boom in the thrift store economy.