Sustainability Roundup June 2022

Here's what we're reading this month:

Photo by Bea Oyster/The Guardian

The farmers restoring Hawaii’s ancient food forests that once fed an island via The Guardian

 "The soil there is once again full of life, with wriggly worms and multi-colored insects busy among the layered roots and mulch. This food forest provides a glimpse of the ancient forests that for millennia thrived on these slopes until being burnt multiple times to create cropland  – a cultural and ecological tragedy documented in traditional songs, chants and stories."
Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management

Five tribes sign historic agreement to preserve Bears Ears National Monument via Source NM

"The agreement signed Saturday means that the five tribes will work cooperatively with the federal Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service, “by coordinating on land use planning and implementation, as well as the development of long-term resource management and programmatic goals,” according to the intergovernmental agreement."
Jan Crab / Visit Leuven

Leuven: This forward-thinking city has banned cars from its centre via EuroNews

"Leuven is a cycler’s paradise. In fact, the metropole is the only city in Belgium where cycling is actually the preferred mode of transit, with public transport coming in second and cars in third."

New York state passes first-ever ‘right to repair’ law for electronics via The Verge

"Self-repair groups like iFixit have applauded the ruling, calling it “one giant leap for repairkind” in a blog post following the announcement."

Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters

Court rejects Trump-era EPA finding that Roundup weed killer is safe via PBS

"Pharmaceutical giant Bayer, which acquired the herbicide’s original producer Monsanto in 2018, is facing thousands of claims from people who say Roundup exposure caused their cancer."

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