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Today’s Solutions: June 22, 2024

Philanthropy

Latest news on corporate and nonprofit efforts aimed at changing our world for the better through benevolent initiatives, such as fundraisers, grants, and charities.

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Coldplay's sustainable tour triumph: reducing carbon footprint by 59%

Coldplay set a new bar for sustainability in the music industry, reporting an astounding 59 percent reduction in their touring carbon footprint over their previous world tour. This success results from innovative techniques and fan collaboration, all consistent with the band's dedication to Read More...

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Could injectable treatments help California's homeless mental health patients? 

In the ongoing fight against California's interwoven homelessness and mental health crises, a novel tool is showing promise: long-acting injectable drugs. These monthly doses, which treat severe mental diseases such as schizophrenia, are having a huge impact on some of the state's most vulnerable Read More...

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It’s kitten season! How to help overwhelmed shelters manage the influx of kitties right meow

Kitten season has arrived, bringing with it an irresistible wave of feline cuteness. However, behind the scenes, animal rescues and shelters are dealing with an influx of pregnant cats and their litters, putting a strain on their already limited resources. According to Stephanie Filer, executive Read More...

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How the Sounds Right project brings harmony to environmental protection and music 

In the realm of music, inspiration can strike from the most unexpected sources. From the soft rustle of leaves to the grand roar of a waterfall, nature's symphony has long served as the backdrop for many melodies. Take the hit "Blackbird" by The Beatles—halfway through the track the sweet sound Read More...

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The story “pedal”-er: how an ice-cream cart library is changing lives in Karachi

Mohammad Noman bikes carefully and purposefully through the labyrinthine lanes of Karachi's Lyari Town, among the rush and bustle of everyday life. Though his ice cream cart suggests otherwise, he isn't here to sell frozen desserts. Rather, his mission is to share stories. The storyteller in Read More...

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Solar-powered solutions for Gaza's water crisis illuminate a path through the darkness

In the heart of the Gaza Strip, amid a humanitarian catastrophe exacerbated by violence, war, and blockades, a ray of light shines via the creative use of solar electricity. Mohammed Assalia, a local citizen, is leading a unique attempt to ease the region's acute water scarcity by using solar Read More...

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Young Virginians will receive free books thanks to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library 

For Dolly Parton, the journey of imagination begins with a book. Inspired by her childhood favorite, "The Little Engine That Could," the renowned country singer established Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that sends one free book to children under the age of five each month. This Read More...

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Opill: the over-the-counter birth control transforming access to contraception in the US

Opill, the first over-the-counter birth control pill in the United States, is poised to change the landscape of contraceptive access. It is a progestin-only contraceptive pill and boasts an impressive 98 percent efficacy rate in preventing pregnancy, as substantiated by data submitted to the U.S. Read More...

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Formerly homeless guides offer unique experiences of iconic cities

In cities across the world, the streets tell stories—stories of triumph over adversity, resilience, and transformation. Invisible Cities, a breakthrough organization, transforms these stories into one-of-a-kind walking tours conducted by former homeless guides. Let's look at the transforming Read More...

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Paws and pages: the Worcester Library's feline solution for overdue fees

In the heart of Worcester, Massachusetts, a unique and touching program is enthralling the neighborhood, demonstrating that sometimes all it takes to repair overdue library items is a touch of feline charm. Worcester Public Library's 'March Meowness' campaign is transforming the way library fines Read More...