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The buildings that heal – By Emine Saner
A new architectural movement called trauma-informed design (TID) is transforming the aesthetics of prisons and homeless shelters, creating sanctuaries to support the post-traumatic growth of vulnerable individuals. In contrast to the traditionally utilitarian and dehumanizing designs, TID focuses on creating beautiful and thoughtfully designed spaces, considering potential triggers and stressors for individuals.
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Greece is powering ahead with plans for first offshore wind farms – By Euronews Green
Greece is moving forward with plans to construct its first offshore wind farms in the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean seas, aiming to power 1.5 million homes by 2030. Seeking to shift away from fossil fuels, Greece already achieved over 50% of its electricity from renewables in the first half of 2023. A draft plan outlines the installation of 2 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, a significant step toward sustainable energy development.
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Agroecology schools help communities restore degraded land in Guatemala – By Aimee Gabay
The conversion of ancestral lands into monoculture plantations in Guatemala has resulted in the depletion of native forests, the erosion of traditional practices, and adverse impacts on local livelihoods, health, and the environment. To counteract this, a network of over 40 Indigenous and local communities, along with farmer associations, is establishing agroecology schools nationwide, which aim to revive ancestral practices, educate communities on agroecology, and guide them in building local economies. Utilizing the “campesino a campesino” (from farmer to farmer) approach, the initiative has positively impacted 33,000 families employing organic farming methods and collectively safeguarding 74,000 hectares of forest in Guatemala.
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