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Japan commits billions for social support, ranchers are helping wildlife and cattle coexist and hundreds of commons and 'new economy' mapping projects

A better way of living is possible! Japan has made an inspiring commitment to offer free day care for children 3 to 5 years old and free childcare

for low-income households with children up to 2 years old from April 2019; and will offer free university education and raise wages for workers at elderly homes and day care centers; ranchers in Montana are helping grizzlies, wolves and cattle coexist; and hundreds of commons and 'new economy' mapping projects have emerged, depicting thousands of innovative social, environmental and economic initiatives.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How ranchers in Montana are helping grizzlies, wolves and cattle coexist. Read more here

• How Carlsberg has followed in the footsteps of its competitor Heineken, which unveiled the world's first large-scale carbon-neutral brewery. Read more here

• How, for the first time, the EU is working on diplomacy with cities rather than countries. Read more here

• How Rwanda has offered to resettle as many as 30,000 migrants. Read more here

• How the Great Barrier Reef can repair itself with assisted gene flow and assisted evolution, using genetic material already present on the reef. Read more here

• How Sydney's 'bat woman', Meg Churches, has saved thousands of bats across New South Wales. Read more here

• How a growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm. Read more here

• Photos of Blackheath Community Farm's Spring Harvest Picnic and Garlic Sale (a project auspiced by The Big Fix Inc.). View here

• How Japan has made an inspiring commitment to offer free day care for children 3 to 5 years old and free childcare for low-income households with children up to 2 years old from April 2019; and will offer free university education and raise wages for workers at elderly homes and day care centers. Read more here

• Video: How London is opening a shop where you can buy Christmas presents for refugees. View here

• How a village in India claims to have become plastic free and is providing an alternative livelihood for the women there. Read more here

• How Maharashtra is cracking down on farm chemicals and requiring farmers to get 'prescriptions' for pesticides. Read more here

• How hundreds of commons and 'new economy' mapping projects have emerged, depicting thousands of innovative social, environmental and economic initiatives. Read more here

• VIDEO: How bakers in Finland are now making bread with crickets. View here

• VIDEO: How Divers Clean Action is a network of students all around Indonesia who are hosting dive clean ups. View here

• How Australians are 'guerilla gardening' to green their neighbourhoods. Read more here

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