Today’s Solutions: July 25, 2024

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Denmark introduces green taxes for aviation sustainability

Denmark recently revealed a bold plan to implement a green tax on air travel beginning in 2025. According to Thomas Danielsen, the country's transportation minister, this taxing proposal intends to reduce the aviation industry's environmental impact and support a transition to eco-friendly methods. Read More...

Aerial view of wind turbines in Denmark

Denmark to build the world’s first wind energy island

Back in 1991, Denmark cut the ribbon to the world’s first offshore wind farm — marking a new milestone in the transition towards cleaner energy sources. Now, the country plans to further expand its green energy potential by building the world’s first energy island in the North Read More...

The Human library

The Human Library: reading people instead of books

Have you ever heard about someone living with a condition and wished you knew more? Maybe you were streaming a drama about someone living with a rare disease, or you read a piece that mentioned a particular trauma. Your human empathy kicked in and you wanted to know what it was like living as the Read More...

Wind Farm Ship Charging

These buoys will be able to charge ships at sea with offshore wind energy

A lot of the world’s commerce is done at sea by huge cargo ships that burn enormous amounts of fuel idling near ports waiting to load up. This may change in the future with the development of Stillstrom charging buoy, a wind-powered solution.  Offshore wind-powered charging Read More...

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The Litterlotto app gamifies litter picking to trade trash for cash

Gamification is proving to be an effective strategy for mobilizing communities to build healthier, safer, and greener habits. We’ve shared stories about how gamification has been implemented to reduce traffic emissions, and how it’s being used to plant millions of real trees. Now, there’s Read More...

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This artificial island will protect Copenhagen from sea level rise

Like hundreds of other coastal cities across the world, Copenhagen is vulnerable to climate change-induced sea-level rise that is significantly increasing the city’s risk of flooding during storms. In a bid to protect its capital, the Danish government is now preparing plans for a huge project: Read More...

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It’s easy to make old buildings more efficient with this modular system

Many of the new buildings being constructed today are designed with the planet in mind, and while that may help humanity shrink its carbon footprint, the reality is that the number of old buildings will continue to outnumber new buildings well into the future. Keeping an old building up and running Read More...

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These floating islands will form a “parkipelago” in Copenhagen’s harbor

The Optimist Daily is always curious about the latest ideas in urban development and design. In 2021, we're expecting to see the completion of an exciting new project in the Danish capital in which a series of small artificial floating islands are being built and installed together within the Read More...

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One of Europe’s largest vertical farms harvests its first crops

Vertical farming is often associated with the future of agriculture. But an increasing number of large scale projects across the world are proof that that future is quickly morphing into the present. The most recent proof of this phenomenon is the first-phase completion of one of Europe’s Read More...

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EU's biggest oil producer votes to end all new oil and gas exploration

Denmark is currently the biggest oil producer in the European Union. That’s why it’s a big deal that the Danish government voted last week to bring an immediate end to all new oil and gas exploration in the Danish North Sea. The move is part of a plan to phase out fossil fuel extraction by Read More...