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Scotland bans fracking, McDonalds testing vegan burger, and 40 Catholic institutions to divest from fossil fuels

Society is reaching a tipping point as awareness is rising about the impact of our lifestyles on the broader ecoystem which supports life on earth. As a result, the Scottish government has announced a ban on

fracking, in the face of "overwhelming" public opposition to the controversial gas extraction technique; McDonalds is testing a new vegan burger; and more than 40 Catholic institutions will make the largest ever faith-based divestment from fossil fuels. 

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How McDonalds is reflecting a change in social attitudes and testing a new vegan burger. Read more here

• How the Puerto Rico governor has responded to Elon Musk's offer to have Tesla rebuild the Island's power grid. Read more here

• How the beautiful heritage apple walk is in blossom for today's Festival of Joy at Blue Mountains Organic Community Garden where The Big Fix will also be giving a talk at 1.30pm. Read more here

• How more than 40 Catholic institutions will make the largest ever faith-based divestment from fossil fuels. Read more here 

• How an off-grid solar briefcase with battery pack has been developed for rural households, schools or small businesses that lack reliable electricity. Read more here

• How Australia beat the gun lobby and changed its gun laws. Read more here

• How up to 2,500 local governments around the world have implemented Participatory Budgeting. Read more her 

• How the Scottish government has announced a ban on fracking, in the face of "overwhelming" public opposition to the controversial gas extraction technique. Read more here

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