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Action on fake news and hate speech in Germany, Rethinking Economics, and reducing energy costs in affordable housing in Chicago 

Germany is starting to enforce a law that demands social media sites move quickly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material; Rethinking Economics

is an international network of students, academics and professionals building a better economics in society and the classroom; and Elevate Energy is a Chicago-based nonprofit which has helped make 20,000 affordable housing apartments more energy efficient - to save money for tenants as well as cutting emissions.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How Elevate Energy, a Chicago-based nonprofit, has helped make 20,000 affordable housing apartments more energy efficient - to save money for tenants as well as cutting emissions. Read more here

• How Swamps & Schooners sounds like a fun launch event for an inspiring wetland rehabilitation video. It will be held at Two Heads Brewing in Bathurst at 5pm on 16 January. Read more here

• How Rethinking Economics is an international network of students, academics and professionals building a better economics in society and the classroom. Read more here

• How Western NSW is leading the way in renewable energy, with 33 projects either planned, being constructed or operational in the region. Read more here

• VIDEO: How an inspiring 96 year old woman is helping to bring people together to overcome loneliness. View here

• How Germany is starting to enforce a law that demands social media sites move quickly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material. Read more here

• How the U.S. is to roll out vending machines for the homeless after a successful UK trial. Read more here

 

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