Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

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Why we should all trade our fences for this environmentally supportive alternative

To tackle the climate crisis and reduce pollution, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the UK urges gardeners and homeowners to take down their fences and plant hedges instead. The charity partnered with scientists to explore what types of green infrastructure could be implemented, Read More...

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The climate victory garden movement is springing up all over America

A lot of people picked up vegetable gardening as a pandemic pastime, but what started as a casual time (and tummy) filler has become a mainstay for many Americans. According to Green America, an organization focused on encouraging people to grow their own food to fight climate change, offset Read More...

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UK supports youth-driven climate organization, Sustenta Honduras

Local and youth-driven non-profit organization Sustenta Honduras has a clear goal: to empower Honduran youth to promote sustainable development and public participation to meet the country’s, and the world’s, needs in facing the climate crisis. While it is true that the entire world and Read More...

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Rihanna donates $15 million to organizations championing climate justice

The world-famous singer, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty is donating a grand total of $15 million to organizations in the US and the Caribbean focused on climate justice. This charitable act is in part a response to the devastating hurricanes that have Read More...

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Norway kickstarts one of the world’s largest carbon storage projects

With the world’s largest fleet of electric vehicles per capita, Norway may appear as a global leader in sustainability, but the country still remains one of the world’s biggest producers of oil and gas. Seeking to ramp up its efforts in the fight against climate change, the Nordic country has Read More...

Agroforestry isn’t just good

Agroforestry isn’t just good for the planet. It’s also good for wallets

In the latter part of 2016, Ethan Steinberg and two of his friends planned a driving tour across the United States to interview farmers. Their goal was to solve a riddle that had been bothering each of them for some time. Why was it, they wondered, that American agriculture basically ignored trees? Read More...

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Can iceberg-producing submarines change how we think about climate solutions?

In the mission against climate change, innovative futuristic designs are surfacing from some of the world’s brightest minds. One of these ideas was shared with us this week by an Optimist reader and appeared at an international design competition: iceberg producing submarines. The project, Read More...

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Planting more trees could dramatically help in fight against climate change

In order to achieve stabilization of global temperatures as called for by the international climate goals, we need to reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. And while turning away from fossil fuels to clean energy sources is an essential step, a recent study suggests that the best Read More...

Climate solutions: is it feasi

Climate solutions: is it feasible to remove enough CO2 from the air?

Is there still time to avoid runaway climate change? To a large degree, the answer depends on the feasibility of “negative emissions” — techniques or technologies that suck CO2 out of the air. In the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), all scenarios for Read More...