This year, Moms Clean Air Force started a new feature on climate hope on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). We know there’s no shortage of bad news about climate change, and we wanted to amplify some of the good news on climate that rarely makes front-page news. Each week, we’ll share several stories of climate success around the world and highlight one way that our own community at Moms Clean Air Force is taking action.
One of the things that gives us hope is remembering that people are working hard on climate solutions every day. Here are a few stories we’re celebrating this week:
- US Forest Service begins transition to electric vehicles. The agency is currently developing best practices for transitioning its 17,000-vehicle fleet to electric.
- Canadian Prime Minister announces $800 million for Indigenous-led conservation projects. The funding will support initiatives covering nearly a million square kilometers of land.
- Wealthy nations commit $15.5 billion to help Vietnam transition to clean energy. The investment will help Vietnam peak greenhouse gas emissions 5 years sooner than projected.
- Japan reimagines food waste. Japanese companies are turning food waste into entirely different products–like train fuel, concrete, and 3D-printed chairs.
- Moms talk about climate change and mental health. Moms Clean Air Force launches a new compilation of resources for parents who want to learn more about climate change and mental health.