In today’s edition of Squirrel News, nearly all companies that took part in the world’s largest four-day work week trial opt to continue, Portugal redirects debts to climate funds, and anglers combat invasive species in Australia.
Four-day work week experiment successful in the UK
The world’s largest work-week overhaul is helping companies rethink working practices in the UK and beyond. Almost all companies taking part opt to continue with the new pattern.
Source: The Guardian
Portugal and Cape Verde swap debt for climate investments
Cape Verde’s debt payments to Portugal will be redirected to a climate protection fund under a new agreement.
Source: Yale Environment 360
First Black woman to represent Virginia in US Congress
Jennifer McClellan will now represent Virginia’s 4th Congressional District after a special election on Tuesday.
First US city bans caste discrimination
Advocates hope that South Asian Americans and other immigrants will be better protected in the workplace as a result of the ordinance in Seattle.
Indian tech start-up forces employees to end work day on time
SoftGrid Computers is hoping to support staff in building a better work-life balance by flashing a reminder to leave and automatically shutting down their computers.
New electric fleet of tuktuks used in Thailand
MuvMi is taking 300 electric tuktuks to the streets of Bangkok, hoping to reduce air pollution through its ridesharing service. It hopes to have 1,000 tuktuks by 2024.
Source: Deutsche Welle
Youth-focused mental health project trials virtual reality
Virtual reality is being tested in Northern Territory, Australia, to help address barriers to mental health services, including remoteness and staffing.
Anglers target invasive species in Australia
From YouTube channels to real life Queensland, anglers are using their hobby to target invasive carp and tilapia.
Costumes educate students about Black history in Philadelphia
Spanish teacher Tamika Burton is dressing up as different and often lesser known Black historical figures to teach Collegium Charter School students about Black history.
Source: NBC Philadelphia
Increasing number of programs teach indigenous food traditions
Native and non-native students are being taught about harvesting bison and other indigenous food practices. In Montana, Indian Education For All is leading the charge.
Source: Civil Eats
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