Each week find a round-up of selected news and resources related to global ethical issues and positive solutions that you can use in your solutionary teaching/work.

Here’s some recent news worth knowing:

Young changemakers …

Good and bad news for nonhuman animals …

Taking Solutionary Steps …

  • Ireland is likely to become the first country in the world to divest from investments in fossil fuels. A bill passed in the lower house of parliament and is “expected to pass rapidly through the upper house, meaning it could become law before the end of the year.” Ireland’s government currently holds more than €300m in fossil fuel investments.
  • The forests ministry in British Columbia (Canada) has decided to restrict huckleberry harvesting in the Kootenay-Boundary region to “preserve a critical food supply for grizzly bears.” Wild huckleberries have been overharvested by humans, which puts the habitat and grizzlies in danger.
  • A couple in Kentucky (US) are using the skills of running a restaurant and partnerships with other entities to help support the recovery of people with drug addictions – and they’re finding success.
  • Researchers have found that white people in the US are “more likely to acknowledge race as significant if they have been exposed to people with mixed-race backgrounds.” The study’s intent is to reduce “colorblindness” among white people.

Hurting those in need…

Problems that need solutions …

Be sure to add this resource to your solutionary educator toolkit:

  • The National Education Association has created a portal for “Protecting Our Students’ Civil Rights” that includes model policies and other information related to sexual harassment, immigration, trans student protections, and anti-discrimination.

 

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