Wecyclers: Lagos’s incentive-based recycling program helping to stop waste piling up on the streets

Wecyclers is an innovative social enterprise using an incentive-based program to help solve Lagos’s acute waste management problem. Each week, Wecyclers’ cyclists go round low-income neighborhoods in Lagos, Nigeria to pick up recyclable trash from registered households. Items such as plastic bottles, aluminum cans and plastic sachets are all weighed and logged on site, and from there are taken to a specific sorting area where they’re … Continue reading Wecyclers: Lagos’s incentive-based recycling program helping to stop waste piling up on the streets

Tarot Guidance for Monday 15 October 2018: Temperance

Balance is key to a successful and fruitful life. Today you may become aware of areas in your life where there have been excesses, which have brought about an imbalance in your life. Through that awareness, you also understand interconnectedness – and that an imbalance in one aspect of your life can not occur without […] via Tarot Guidance for Monday 15 October 2018: Temperance — Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Monday 15 October 2018: Temperance

Daily I Ching for Monday 15 October 2018: Ch’ien (The Creative), Hexagram 1

Ch’ien (The Creative), Hexagram 1 – Pure yang power indicates that you are in a good position to achieve your goals by putting them into immediate action. Inspiration and creativity is in abundance so now would be the right time to begin researching what methods are going to bring about that which you desire. Persistent effort […] via Daily I Ching for Monday 15 October 2018: … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Monday 15 October 2018: Ch’ien (The Creative), Hexagram 1

The race to rescue Mexico’s ancient floating farms, chinampas

Chinampas are floating farms whose history pre-dates the Aztecs even. Early Mesoamericans built the floating farms, which provided fertile land for crops, near modern-day Mexico City. Xochimilco, on the far southern edge of Mexico City, is best-known as the “Mexican Venice” for its canals and brightly colored boats where locals and tourists gather. It is also home to the remaining chinampas. To this day, the … Continue reading The race to rescue Mexico’s ancient floating farms, chinampas

The EcoGarden: A smart interactive ecosystem to grow your own herbs and veggies indoors

The EcoGarden, a combination of a smart miniature greenhouse and a self-cleaning aquarium, is a smart interactive ecosystem capable of growing a variety of fresh herbs and veggies all year round. Created by Swedish-based business Ecobloom, The EcoGarden was developed to “reconnect people with nature and empower them to grow smarter” by combining technology and nature in a seamless way. The smart ecosystem enables growers to monitor and control … Continue reading The EcoGarden: A smart interactive ecosystem to grow your own herbs and veggies indoors

Tarot Guidance for Sunday 14 October 2018: The Magician

The Magician today comes with the growing awareness that it is by being aligned with your higher self’s focus, awareness, will and desire that you are able to create the life that is your birthright. With awareness comes your ability to ascertain what your life truly requires; with focus comes your ability to visualise it […] via Tarot Guidance for Sunday 14 October 2018: The Magician … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Sunday 14 October 2018: The Magician

Daily I Ching for Sunday 14 October 2018: Hsiao Kuo (Preponderance of the Small), Hexagram 62

Hsiao Kuo (Preponderance of the Small), Hexagram 62 – Paying attention to the small things is key to success right now, rather than attempting to attain big success in one go. Many small successes will stand you in good stead, for its an accummulation of small successes that ultimately brings about big success. Progress is […] via Daily I Ching for Sunday 14 October 2018: Hsiao … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Sunday 14 October 2018: Hsiao Kuo (Preponderance of the Small), Hexagram 62

Our Green Future: Activities for children to learn about sustainable living

Our Green Future is a week of daily activities for children to learn all about sustainability and eco-friendly living. Coinciding with half-term, the events take place at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh from 14-19 October. Children and parents can learn about wildlife conservation, renewable energy and recycling. Our Green Future Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea Continue reading Our Green Future: Activities for children to learn about sustainable living

Wake up and smell the coffee: What consumers need to be aware of about the story behind that cup of joe

For coffee consumers the world over, that first cup of morning Joe is “heavenly”, but behind the scenes and for many coffee producers, their situation is far from “heavenly”. Coffee prices have slid to 12-year lows, mainly due to a record harvest crop in Brazil, the world’s largest producer of coffee, and weakening Brazilian currency. That may be good for consumers, but it’s not for coffee … Continue reading Wake up and smell the coffee: What consumers need to be aware of about the story behind that cup of joe

Tarot Guidance for Saturday 13 October 2018: The Fool

The Fool is at the beginning of her/his new journey. At present, you do not know where this journey will take you, but all that is required of you is to trust in your self and take it step-by-step, but first you must take that leap of faith. Tarot Image: © Ostara Tarot by Julia […] via Tarot Guidance for Saturday 13 October 2018: The Fool … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Saturday 13 October 2018: The Fool