Step into warm Spring days with a pair of eco-friendly espadrille boots

What better eco-friendly footwear to adorn this warm Spring, then a pair of espadrilles. Typically made from a jute and rubber outsole, with a canvas, leather or suede upper, espadrilles come in various styles – everything from platforms, flats, wedges and open toe. Ones to watch this year are most definitely Solillas Espadrille Boots, in a chukka/desert boot style, which look great with everything from … Continue reading Step into warm Spring days with a pair of eco-friendly espadrille boots

VAC Library: Open library becomes learning centre for children in Hanoi to learn about urban farming

An open library-come-city farm-come-kids playground is providing a way for kids in Hanoi, Vietnam to learn about self-sustaining ecosystems and urban farming. VAC Library is a large wooden climbing frame with various cubicles filled with books. The large wooden structure also houses an integrated production system that is designed to teach kids about sustainable food production. It uses solar-powered aquaponics to keep vegetables and koi carp. … Continue reading VAC Library: Open library becomes learning centre for children in Hanoi to learn about urban farming

Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 23 April 2019: Strength

Last seen on 8 April, the Strength card today indicates that an acceptance of who you truly are and where your power lies is amplifying your strength and personal power. That said, the stronger you become, it will attract the attention of opposing forces intent on doing battle with you. You have whatever it takes […] via Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 23 April 2019: Strength — Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 23 April 2019: Strength

Daily I Ching for Tuesday 23 April 2019: Sun (Decrease), Hexagram 41

Sun (Decrease), Hexagram 41 – Sun is about being wise with your resources, wealth, time and energy. It indicates there is a need to balance this situation and to be self-disciplined. This is a period of decrease – whether it’s curbing your spending or limiting time spent with people who do not have your best interests […] via Daily I Ching for Tuesday 23 April 2019: … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Tuesday 23 April 2019: Sun (Decrease), Hexagram 41

Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week: 1. Fashion industry’s carbon impact bigger than airline industry’s – The fashion and footwear industries together account for more than 8% of global climate impact, greater than all international airline flights and maritime shipping trips combined, CBS reports. 2. Battle of Waterloo Bridge: a week of Extinction … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Earth Day 2019: Protect our Species

Earth Day, celebrated in more than 193 countries each year on 22 April, this year focuses on “Protect our Species”. This year’s theme is designed to raise awareness of the role that plants and wildlife play in the ecosystem and the dangers of extinction many of them face. Earth Day Network is urging people to work together to protect endangered and threatened species including  bees, coral … Continue reading Earth Day 2019: Protect our Species

Tarot Guidance for Monday 22 April 2019: 2 of Pentacles

The 2 of Pentacles finds you juggling several different projects. You are more than capable of getting these completed in the time required, but you must also maintain balance in your approach to the tasks, with flexibility being the key here. Image Credit: Druidcraft Tarot Rosalind Medea is an Intuitive Reader, who does intuitive readings, […] via Tarot Guidance for Monday 22 April 2019: 2 of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Monday 22 April 2019: 2 of Pentacles

Daily I Ching for Monday 22 April 2019: Chen (The Arousing), Hexagram 51

Chen (The Arousing), Hexagram 51 – Chen represents a time when one may come face-to-face with fear. Chen urges one to be aware of habits and patterns, and put an end to these in order to overcome that fear or fears even. This will allow one to come out of the situation better for it […] via Daily I Ching for Monday 22 April 2019: Chen … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Monday 22 April 2019: Chen (The Arousing), Hexagram 51

Extend the lifespan of your soap bar with an Aira Soap Saver, made from plant-based bioplastics

If you’ve made the switch to soap bars at home, you may now be wondering how you can stop your soap from going mushy. Aira Soap Saver is a plant-based lift designed to keep the soap high and dry and off the soap dish or surface. With its porous design, the Aira Soap Saver, which is made from plant-based bioplastics, improves the air circulation and … Continue reading Extend the lifespan of your soap bar with an Aira Soap Saver, made from plant-based bioplastics

Japanese-Peruvian scientist Marino Morikawa invents eco-friendly and highly efficient way to clean lakes

When Japanese-Peruvian scientist Marino Morikawa learned that the lake that he used to visit during his childhood was about to be capped, he got to work on an effective solution to lake pollution. It used nanotechnology to brink the El Cascajo Wetlands back to life. El Cascajo, an ecosystem of roughly 50 hectares (123 acres) in Chancay district, located north of Lima, began its recovery in … Continue reading Japanese-Peruvian scientist Marino Morikawa invents eco-friendly and highly efficient way to clean lakes