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Vancouver reaches 50% car-free travel, EnergieSprong's radical low energy retrofits, and the Sahara Forest Project growing food, restoring soil and working to reverse desertification

Vancouver has achieved 50% of trips by foot, bike or transit; EnergieSprong has arrived in Britain, delivering radical low energy retrofits

with prefabricated elements at a lower price; and the Sahara Forest Project is attempting to grow food, restore soil and reverse desertification.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• VIDEO: How Vancouver achieved 50% of trips by foot, bike or transit. View here

• How Britain's first free vending machine for homeless people is set to launch - just in time for Christmas. Read more here

• How a kickstarter campaign is raising funds to mass manufacture a new edible and compostable straw. Read more here

• How EnergieSprong has arrived in Britain, delivering radical low energy retrofits with prefabricated elements at a lower price. Read more here

• How the Sahara Forest Project is attempting to grow food, restore soil and reverse desertification. Read more here

• How iFixit has guides to help fix Christmas lights! Read more here

• How Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, the collection of boutique hotels, has announced it will stop serving plastic straws as a way to reduce waste across its 33 hotels. Read more here

 

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