Today’s Solutions: October 01, 2022

Corporate Social Responsibility

Keeping up with the latest news in all four corporate social responsibility categories: environment, human rights, philanthropy, and economic responsibility.

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How birdwatchers are incentivizing habitat conservation in Alaska

Alaska is world-renowned in specific tourism sectors—namely those related to rail, ship, and cruise lines. However, there is a thrumming ecotourism industry that has been overlooked: birdwatching. Back in 2019, the US was home to 12.82 million birdwatchers. In 2020 this number jumped to Read More...

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Some companies are now offering “pawternity” leave for pet owners

While it’s not something considered in job benefits, taking care of one’s pets does take time. Checkups with the vet and necessary treatment can necessitate pet owners to miss a couple of days of work to care for their furry loved ones.  In recognition of this responsibility, more companies Read More...

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The Netherlands is the first to legalize work-from-home rights

The shift to remote work during the pandemic has normalized the work-from-home (WFH) culture for an increasing number of companies. But while some firms have individually expanded their WFH policies, no country has solidified it as a legal right. That is, until now. The Netherlands has just become Read More...

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What you need to do to make your office more sustainable

Chances are it takes quite a lot of resources to keep your office running. Think about it. The office needs lighting and heat, the printer requires ink and paper, and may use disposable cups and other single-use plastics that can easily be thrown away instead of cleaning. With just a few changes, Read More...

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University of Arizona offers free college tuition to Native students

Last Monday, the University of Arizona announced that going forward, Native American students will not have to pay tuition or other academic fees at its main campus in Tucson. Right now, the cost of tuition on this campus is $12,700 per semester. The hope is that this program will help serve Read More...

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Singapore’s Seletar airport considers plans for electric flying taxis

Seletar Airport is the city-state of Singapore’s lesser known second airport. It’s a small airfield normally frequented only by private jets, but soon it could be known for the future of sky travel. Singapore has recently signed agreements that would make Seletar into a vertiport, where Read More...

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3 amazing environmentally friendly leather alternatives

The global demand for leather takes a lot of cattle which are cruelly treated and contribute a great deal of greenhouse gasses. Not only that but the processes of tanning and crusting leather actually produce carcinogenic chemical runoff of dangerous heavy metals like chromium. These get into the Read More...

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Lake Tahoe town opts for environmentally friendly drone show this 4th

While it is a stunning tradition to launch fireworks every 4th of July for America’s Independence Day, we can’t deny it’s a bit of a risk these days. Climate-change-fueled drought in regions like the American west incurs the risk of wildfires with this tradition.  One town in the Read More...

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These companies will cover employees' legal abortion travel costs

Following the monumental overturning of Roe V. Wade by the US Supreme Court, residents of many states are facing the reality that they won’t be able to access a safe abortion in their hometown.  Many cities and states are bracing for the sudden influx of people seeking a safe procedure. These Read More...

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Lego to set up a factory in Virginia... and it comes with its own solar park

Danish company the Lego Group has established itself as one of The Optimist Daily’s favorite toymakers for its many efforts and initiatives that make this world a more inclusive, accessible, greener, and all-around better place. Now, we’re happy to report that Lego is up to more Read More...