950 social housing units announced by Montreal

Montréal plans to create 950 new social housing units over the next four years to help homeless people. An ambitious project that joins that the one of Mayor Valérie Plante to help the homeless, a $ 7.8 million action plan in which is not included the dedicated budget of 950 homes. However, it has still… Lire la suite 950 social housing units announced by Montreal

UK: National Farmers’ Union elects first female president

The National Farmers’ Union has elected Minette Batters as the first female president in the organization’s 110-year history. Batters, a Wiltshire beef, sheep and arable farmer who has also diversified her business into weddings and catering, was previously the NFU’s deputy president. She becomes the first woman to hold the top job at the organization,… Lire la suite UK: National Farmers’ Union elects first female president

Investing in the homeless

St Mungo’s and Changing Lives, charities that provide specialist support services for homeless and vulnerable people across the UK, are the first organizations to receive investment from Big Issue Invest’s Outcomes Investment Fund. Outcomes-based contracts are a type of public sector commissioning where a central or local government department commissions a provider to deliver support… Lire la suite Investing in the homeless

Vi Lyles: First African-American woman to be elected as mayor in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The city of Charlotte is beginning the year with new leadership. Vi Lyles won the mayoral race in November, becoming the first black woman ever elected to the position. Lyles has dedicated her life to the city, and as Charlotte’s new mayor, she now has a chance to lead the city through a… Lire la suite Vi Lyles: First African-American woman to be elected as mayor in North Carolina

Iceland January 1, it’s now illegal to pay male more than women for the same job

On January 1, Iceland implemented a new law that makes it illegal for companies to pay male employees more than women for doing the same job. As a result, Iceland is now the first country in the world to ensure equal pay between men and women. the new legislation mandates that any company or government agency with 25… Lire la suite Iceland January 1, it’s now illegal to pay male more than women for the same job

Cape Town’s new buses will be all-electric come 2025

Cape Town, along with 11 other major world cities, has vowed to shirk purchasing fossil fuel-powered buses in favour of electric models for its inner city transport networks by 2025. The cities, which include Auckland, Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan and Seattle, signed the agreement which is an extension… Lire la suite Cape Town’s new buses will be all-electric come 2025

A new community land trust has been created to help low-income residents buy houses

New Yorkers are coming up with innovative ways to help solve the housing crisis, that has been going on for years,through community land trusts (CLT). A $1 milion donation from Citi Community Development has helped to start New York City’s first CLT, Interboro CLT.The project will start with developing 250 affordables units, with plans to… Lire la suite A new community land trust has been created to help low-income residents buy houses

Canada becomes the tenth country to introduce gender neutral passports

Canadians can now identify as gender neutral on passports after a third gender ‘X’ option was introduced to the application process on 31 August. The Canadian government says it hopes the measure will give people freedom to express their gender identity and help ease travel complications for those who identify as neither male or female.… Lire la suite Canada becomes the tenth country to introduce gender neutral passports

Exxon joins other companies by backing carbon tax proposal

Exxon Mobil announced in late June that they support the carbon tax proposal made by the Climate Leadership Council (CLC). Billed by the groups as a “conservative climate solution,” the CLC has conceived a plan that they say will fight climate change by taxing greenhouse gas emissions and paying the money back to taxpayers as… Lire la suite Exxon joins other companies by backing carbon tax proposal