Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

Have an old campaign sign? Don

Have an old campaign sign? Donate it to a beekeeper!

During election season, it’s completely normal to see front yards covered with campaign signs. But now that the election season is over, what should be done with all these political signs? Rather than toss it in the trash, a beekeeper in Florida is asking people to donate them to help keep her Read More...

Election day: These are the cl

Election day: These are the climate measures to keep an eye out for

There is more on the line in the upcoming elections than just the White House. Across the nation, many local ballots feature key measures with regards to clean energy and climate change that voters will decide on. With election day approaching, Inhabitat has highlighted some of the critical Read More...

4 powerful ways to keep yourse

4 powerful ways to keep yourself calm ahead of the elections

The election season is about to reach its climax and there is hardly any escaping it. With the outcome expected to have an enormous impact on the future of America and the greater world, it can be difficult not to feel the stress with November 3rd around the corner. On Monday, our Optimist Read More...

Maine will be the first state

Maine will be the first state to use ranked-choice voting for elections

In a country dominated by two political parties, voting for an independent third-party candidate is often seen as a vote wasted. But that won’t be the case for voters in Maine where the state’s Supreme Judicial Court just upheld the use of ranked-choice voting for its presidential and Read More...

More pro sports teams are offe

More pro sports teams are offering up their empty arenas for voting

Back in July, we wrote a story about how the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks was converting its empty arena into a temporary polling station in order to attract local voters. Following Atlanta’s footsteps, another eight major pro sports teams have signed on to a plan to make their home venues available as Read More...

Oregon will officially vote on

Oregon will officially vote on legalizing psychedelic psilocybin therapy

Back in August 2019, we published a small story about activists in Oregon working to decriminalize the use of magic mushrooms (psilocybin). Today, we’re here to tell you that these activists have taken a big step towards achieving their legalization goal. After more than a year of work and Read More...

Alabama’s capital city, Mont

Alabama’s capital city, Montgomery, just elected its first black mayor

It was in Alabama’s capital city, Montgomery, where African American activist Rosa Parks led the bus boycott in 1955, paving the way for broader civil rights demands. Now, more than 70 years later, Montgomery has selected the first black mayor in its 200-year history: Steven Reed, a county Read More...

New technology is making it wa

New technology is making it way harder to rig elections in Nigeria

The unfortunate truth about elections in many African nations is that—when they happen—they’re often corrupted or rigged. But technology is starting to change that. In Nigeria, a new system has been set in place that is removing much of the paperwork out of elections in order to avoid Read More...

The real conservatives

The real conservatives

Why right-wingers today embrace radical rather than traditionalist values. Jay Walljasper | October 2004 issue Even though I’ve been a journalist all my adult life, I feel a merry sense of fascination at how often the media miss important stories. I’m always on the outlook for those instances Read More...

The whole world is watching

The whole world is watching

The U.S. president is the most powerful man on Earth. That's why these initiatives aim to give the rest of the world a voice in this year's election. Jay Walljasper | October 2004 issue As the United States exerts greater economic, political and—especially—military might around the world, Read More...