Solutionaries: Need community and some help? Join a time bank.
Communities worldwide have banded together to create mutual aid networks fueled by reciprocity and care for one another. Timebanks consist of members who offer services and skills in exchange for time credits. Those credits are banked to be used at a later time. Once a member wants to spend their credits, they can ask another member for a good or service.
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Solutionaries: What can be done about policing in America?
It’s probably a word you’ve never heard before, but it’s not made up: A Solutionary is someone who recognizes a problem or injustice in society, and comes up with creative and innovative ways to tackle those inequities, thus making the world a better place, one step at a time.
See something, say something: Anonymous tip lines successful in stopping possible school threats, attackers
School districts around the country are working to beef up security measures. This school year, safety of students is top of mind more than ever. That's why school systems like Roanoke City are having to rethink the way they do things.
Locking in safety: This product aims to keep students safe in the classroom
A quarter of Nightlock annual sales were shipped just in June, and the owners believe the tragic shootings in Uvalde and Oxford and school districts wanting to prepare for the upcoming school year contributed to the dramatic increase in sales.
Protecting pedestrians: How this innovative program is creating safer streets
The National Highway Traffic Safety Admiration reports an increase in traffic fatalities over the last two years. However, programs like Vision Zero have been adopted by cities around the country. The mission is to create safer roads for pedestrians, drivers, and cyclists.
Ships are sitting offshore containing items that we desperately need -- what can be done?
If you’re in the Jacksonville, Florida area, you’ve likely seen the logjam of container ships sitting idly offshore. The vessels are packed with items destined for store shelves -- and they’re things business owners and consumers desperately need delivered.
How to calculate your carbon footprint -- and why you should care
Think about all the food you eat in a day. Some people track their calories, which measure the energy you’re getting from the things you consume. A lot of adults likely know a rough daily estimate of what they eat, in terms of calories. But what about your carbon footprint? Do you know what your number is?
This deadly disease thrives in warmer waters, creating an uncertain future for marine life
A deadly disease is thriving in warmer waters, creating an uncertain future for the Florida coast. Now, the government is putting aside differences to effect change. Volunteers are making a huge impact, as well.