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Two major Asian resorts to ditch plastic straws, vending machine for the homeless launches in the UK, and Blackheath saves its iconic tree!

Two major resort chains in Asia are ditching plastic straws in 2018; the first vending machine for homeless people, with free food and other essentials, has launched in the UK;

and the campaign to save trees in Blackheath, including an iconic tree in the middle of town, has paid off with the RMS changing its plans.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How older men and women who ate the most lettuce, spinach, kale and collard greens scored the equivalent of 11 years younger on cognitive tests than those who ate little or none. Great reason to get involved with Blackheath Community Farm or your local community garden next year! Read more here

• How Amsterdam made the decision to phase out from natural gas heating ... without knowing how to reach this goal! According to the deputy mayor: "... if you never start, you'll never be able to find out what is the best way to do it!" Read more here

• How The Next System Project has gathered together a series of papers on visionary alternatives for the future - some great holiday reading to help you start 2018 refreshed and inspired. Read more here

• How, thanks to the efforts of a group of kids, a village in India became open defecation free. Read more here

• How two major resort chains in Asia are ditching plastic straws in 2018. Read more here

• How the first vending machine for homeless people, with free food and other essentials, has launched in the UK. Read more here

• How the campaign to save trees in Blackheath, including an iconic tree in the middle of town, has paid off with the RMS changing its plans. Read more here 

 

 

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