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Australian gun amnesty, open defecation ends in Bangladesh, and Family Independence Initiative helps families lift themselves out of poverty

Social change on a massive scale is possible! Australians have turned in 12,500 guns in the first weeks of a national amnesty and are now more likely

to believe that the person most at risk from a firearm in the home is a member of their own family, either from suicide or accidents; Bangladesh has stopped 60 million people from defecating in the open and improved public health; and the Family Independence Initiative has helped more than 2,000 families lead themselves out of poverty.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How Australians have turned in 12,500 guns in the first weeks of a national amnesty and are now more likely believe that the person most at risk from a firearm in the home is a member of their own family, either from suicide or accidents. Read more here

• How Bangladesh has stopped 60 million people from defecating in the open and improved public health. Read more here

• How the Family Independence Initiative has helped more than 2,000 families lead themselves out of poverty. Read more here

• How the total area of ecologically cultivated land in Germany in 2016 rose 14.9% in a year, reaching 7.5% of arable land. Read more here

• How Inuit groups and the Canadian government just signed a deal to protect the 'Serengeti of the Arctic' - making it easily the biggest marine reserve in the country's history. Read more here

• How the European Union will enforce new energy efficiency rules for vacuum cleaners that cut maximum decibel levels to 80 and wattage from 1,600 to 900. Read more here

• How Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the treatment of deadly peanut allergies in children. Read more here

 

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