Today’s Solutions: January 30, 2023

Social Justice

Read about the newest efforts to overthrow systemic inequalities and address injustices in terms of wealth, opportunities, and privileges to make the world a better place.

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22 reasons for optimism in 2022 (part II)

Here are eleven more good things that happened in 2022 that gave us cause to hope and celebrate. If you haven’t read part I yet, click here to check it out. Wordlemania hit hard In 2022, the number everyone was begging to hear was your Wordle score. Though the game where you try to predict a Read More...

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The Senate is on the verge of enacting new protections for pregnant workers

After 10 years of effort, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which would mandate reasonable workplace accommodations to allow pregnant workers to safely work, is likely to pass. The Senate voted 73-24 to add it as an amendment to the must-pass omnibus government spending measure, and the Read More...

Great Lakes Cleanup

$1 billion to be invested in cleaning up Great Lakes

The US Great Lakes are treasured and iconic wonders of North America's natural splendor. Countless families and individuals flock there for fun and thousands of species of animals, fish, insects, and birds call those waters home. Being important waterways, they also hold major economic importance Read More...

Gay Pride India.

Openly gay prince turned palace into safe haven for LGBTQ+ Indians

Countries around the world make encouraging and incremental progress toward equality every day. Many countries are banning inhumane practices such as conversion therapy, and some are making restitution to former victims of overturned anti-LGBTQ+ laws. While this is emboldening the fight for equal Read More...

Stéphanie FRAPPART is the arbitrator of the Coupe de France final

Celebrating the World Cup’s first woman referee

Despite the controversy surrounding this year’s World Cup, it may still prove to be an avenue for positive change in terms of gender parity. A woman referee took charge of the Men's Football World Cup for the first time last week, in a historic first. FIFA is eager to highlight how French Read More...

native variety of heirloom corns from local market in Cusco, Peru

Native American Heritage Month and how to be an ally this Thanksgiving

Native American Heritage Month begins in November, a month when many Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. While this cultural month has excellent intentions, it is significantly more complicated for Native Americans. Thanksgiving is a difficult period for many Native Americans because of the numerous Read More...

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For the first time ever young people have a "seat at the table" at COP27

This year's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt, more commonly referred to as COP27, is the first ever to give children an official platform: the Children and Youth Pavilion. Considering how young activists like Vanessa Nakate and Greta Thunberg have led the climate campaign in Read More...

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6 reasons to be optimistic about COP27

This year, the effects of the climate crisis have become even harder to deny – from flooding in Bangladesh and Pakistan to soaring temperatures in the UK – it’s clear that there is a lot on the line as we prepare for another crucial climate conference. From November 6 to 18, Egypt will Read More...

View of runners crossing Verrazano Bridge at the start of NYC Marathon

Why this year’s New York City Marathon will be the most inclusive yet

The New York City Marathon announced plans to make the event more accessible soon after the Boston Marathon introduced a new nonbinary category for runners in its 2023 edition. Earlier this month, the New York Road Runners (NYRR), the organization in charge of the New York City Marathon, Read More...

Mobile phone with webpage of 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) on screen in front of logo. Focus on center of phone display.

Climate justice is intrinsic to COP27’s success. Here’s how to address it

The Conference of the Parties (COP) in Egypt this year is crucial. In Glasgow last year, countries pledged increased climate financing and committed to raising their goals, but in the end, fell short of the 1.5 degree Celsius global warming limit. COP27 is an opportunity to fix that problem Read More...