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Chinese philanthropist donated $1.5 billion for wildlife conservation, City of Sydney tackles residential waste and Columbia creating conservation and sustainable development plans

One of China's richest women, He Qiaonv, has announced a $1.5 billion donation for

wildlife conservation. It has been described as the largest environmental philanthropic pledge of all time; the City of Sydney will trial separate weekly residential rubbish collections for food waste and textiles and introduce weekly e-waste pickups in the most comprehensive strategy to tackle residential waste in Australia; and now that conflict has ended in Columbia, scientists are cataloguing species in remote Columbian ecosystems and racing to create plans for conservation and sustainable development to head off an influx of illegal loggers and miners.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How local volunteer group in The Gully Katoomba – Garguree Swampcare – has won the prestigious state Indigenous Land Management Landcare Award, recognising the core indigenous ecological practise and philosophy of ‘Connecting to Country’. Together they have transformed The Gully ecosystem by weeding, planting, bush regeneration, removing rubbish, brush matting and restoring it to its natural state. Read more here

• How a national non-profit in the U.S. is working to increase shelter and housing access for people experiencing homelessness with animals. Read more her 

• How the City of Sydney will trial separate weekly residential rubbish collections for food waste and textiles and introduce weekly e-waste pickups in the most comprehensive strategy to tackle residential waste in Australia. Read more here

• How a blind man and a double amputee in China have been working together and have planted 10,000 trees over the last decade. Read more here

• How, now that conflict has ended in Columbia, scientists are cataloguing species in remote Columbian ecosystems and racing to create plans for conservation and sustainable development to head off an influx of illegal loggers and miners. Read more here

 • How the Library Freedom Project aims to train librarians in the basics of digital surveillance, adding to a long tradition of public libraries standing in opposition to state and corporate power. Read more here

• VIDEO: Interview with Daniel Monks on the issue of disabled actors actually playing the role of disabled characters. View here

• How one of China's richest women, He Qiaonv, has announced a $1.5 billion donation for wildlife conservation. It has been described as the largest environmental philanthropic pledge of all time. Read more here

 

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