Today’s Solutions: October 05, 2022

Total number of posts: 22166

What is degrowth and how can i

What is degrowth and how can it help tackle climate change in an inclusive way?

We are indeed finding ourselves in a geological epoch – aka the Anthropocene – when human activity has become so earth-shaking it is throwing entire ecosystems and the planet’s climate out of balance. As the science behind global warming is becoming ever harder to dismiss, humanity is facing Read More...

woman inspects doorways in home

Is your home at risk for natural disasters? Here's what to do if it is

Extreme weather events are becoming more commonplace thanks to climate change. For homeowners and for those on the market, considering a home’s potential vulnerability to natural disasters is becoming a top priority.  Proximity to work and good schools, or the number of bathrooms are still Read More...

 The man throws leftover vegetables from the bowl into backyard compost bin.

Queens is soon to rule in the world of composting!

Starting in early October of this year, Queens, New York will proudly be running the nation’s grandest composting program.  The 2.2 million New Yorkers living in Queens will have a weekly pickup service for organic waste. This means that yard debris and food scraps, and food-soiled paper Read More...

Red Panda in trees

Birth of endangered red panda cub is a “symbol of hope” for the species

Since Disney Pixar released the animated feature film Turning Red earlier this year, interest in red pandas has blossomed. This is excellent news for the species since they're classed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list. Currently, fewer than 2,500 Read More...

Man holds a fuel dispenser with hydrogen logo on gas station. h2 combustion engine for emission free eco friendly transport.

Are hydrogen fuel cell cars a better choice than plug-in EVs?

There is no doubt that The Optimist Daily is excited about the increasing number of electric vehicles on the roads. In the US, infrastructure for plug-in EVs has been fleshed out in many regions, easing drivers’ range anxiety.  With new tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act, we can expect Read More...

The square dancers of today—

The square dancers of today—part II of True American, a mini-series

Last Friday we shared the fascinating history of the square dance in the United States of America. Together, we traced back how it became an emblem of American society that forced so many school kids to endure the often awkward square dancing lessons. Do-si-do anyone? We also discussed the Read More...

Inflation is real! Here are 10 tips to save on groceries as prices go up

Inflation is real! Here are 10 tips to save on groceries as prices go up

As the cost of living continues to soar, many of us are left staring hard at grocery store shelves and willing (in vain) for prices to magically drop. Yes, we’re all feeling the effects of inflation at the moment, especially while trying to cross items off our shopping lists considering that Read More...

A lot of watermelons against a white wall

Why you should fill your cart with ugly watermelons

When it comes to picking produce at our local market or grocery store, many of us are… well… shallow. We tend to fill our carts with only the prettiest, most visually appealing fruits and veggies.  This practice leads to unnecessary food waste, and leaves quite a lot to be desired. We're Read More...

automobile congestion in the morning rush hour

Mathematicians can make traffic jams history—all we have to do is listen to them

It may be difficult to find things that we all agree on—but we’re confident that everyone will agree on this: traffic jams suck! What makes traffic even more irritating is that, according to traffic flow experts, most of the congestion on the road is completely unnecessary. According to Read More...

Chicago Skyscrapers Skyline View from Lincoln Park with Sunlight

Chicago pledges to run all city operations with clean energy

As countries large and small struggle with the undeniable impacts of climate change, more and more cities are taking a lead in mapping out strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. One particularly fruitful avenue to follow involves stamping out the excessive burning of fossil fuels. Well, the Read More...