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. The Congo Basin rainforest could disappear by 2100 – The world’s second largest rainforest, in Central Africa’s Congo Basin, is disappearing at alarming rates due to severe deforestation. The underlying reasons are to be found in widespread poverty in the region, Lifegate reports. 2. Biodiverse remains of … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Capturing Ecology: Exhibition showcases winners of British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition

British Ecological Society will be showcasing the winners of their annual photographic competition, Capturing Ecology, in a week-long exhibition at east London’s The Old Truman Brewery. The exhibition, the first of its kind, will display winners of the 2018 competition, ranging from up close perspectives that display the intricacy of ecology, to images that demonstrate the relationships within ecosystems, and individuals within their environment. Ecology helps people … Continue reading Capturing Ecology: Exhibition showcases winners of British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition

Daily I Ching for Monday 21 January 2019: Kun (Exhaustion), Hexagram 47

Kun (Exhaustion), Hexagram 47 – Kun (Exhaustion) calls on a time of rest and recovery. Now is not the time to push things on any level, as difficulties may arise. Be aware that this energy is just temporary and do not allow yourself to sink in to negative thoughts or to dwell on this turbulent […] via Daily I Ching for Monday 21 January 2019: Kun … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Monday 21 January 2019: Kun (Exhaustion), Hexagram 47

Tarot Guidance for Monday 21 January 2019: King of Pentacles

The energies of the King of Pentacles brings with it a sense of security and stability. It may be that you come into contact with such a person who is secure and sensible in their approach to finances and life itself. It also indicates that your approach to your financial and material requirements is beginning […] via Tarot Guidance for Monday 21 January 2019: King of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Monday 21 January 2019: King of Pentacles

S-PARK: Amsterdam cyclists could generate sustainable energy via their bikes

An Amsterdam-based design duo have envisioned a way that enables cyclists to generate sustainable electricity in Amsterdam via their bicycles. The innovative project, entitled S-PACK, is a bike rack which turns the energy produced by people on their bikes, into electricity for their own neighbourhood. The idea. which was conceived of by designers and cyclists Guillaume Roukhomovsky and Blaž Verhnjak, involves placing a special front wheel on people’s bikes. Once … Continue reading S-PARK: Amsterdam cyclists could generate sustainable energy via their bikes

Contact lens recycling scheme launches UK-wide to tackle plastic pollution

Contact lens wearers in the UK will now be able to recycle their contact lenses as the country’s first free national recycling scheme for plastic contact lenses is rolled out. Wearers of any brand of soft lens will have the option of dropping off used contact lenses and their packaging at a network of recycling bins at Boots Opticians and selected independent stores, or having them collected. The programme … Continue reading Contact lens recycling scheme launches UK-wide to tackle plastic pollution

Daily I Ching for Sunday 20 January 2019: Ch’ien (Modesty), Hexagram 15

Ch’ien (Modesty), Hexagram 15 – There is great power in modesty. A good leader does not basque in his or her glories nor do they boast of their successes, instead they move forward with a quiet confidence and discreetly. They do not seek to gain power over others, but they simply seek to achieve balance in […] via Daily I Ching for Sunday 20 January 2019: … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Sunday 20 January 2019: Ch’ien (Modesty), Hexagram 15

Tarot Guidance for Sunday 20 January 2019: Knight of Wands

The Knight of Wands brings buoyant energies to the day, so if there has been a period of stalling or procrastination, things are likely to speed up now. Enthusiasm and optimism, which is also associated with the Knight of Wands, will support you to maintain a positive outlook as you integrate the change into your […] via Tarot Guidance for Sunday 20 January 2019: Knight of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Sunday 20 January 2019: Knight of Wands

India’s Forest Feud: Photojournalist documents the controversy behind Indian Sandalwood

Sandalwood is one of the most divine and heaven-sent scents on this planet. A highly prized tree, the Indian sandalwood tree (Santalaum album) is the planet’s most expensive wood – high demand for its cosmetic and therapeutic value has led the tree to be highly endangered. Reece Pickering, a photographer and documentary filmmaker, travelled to Karnataka state in southern India in 2016 where he documented the … Continue reading India’s Forest Feud: Photojournalist documents the controversy behind Indian Sandalwood

Food Sharing Hub: Scotland’s first rescued food shop to open in Edinburgh

There’s a new shop in town in Edinburgh – the first “rescued food shop” in Scotland, to be exact. The Food Sharing Hub, which opens its doors today [19 January] for a special opening party, will offer a variety of food rescued from bakeries to supermarkets. The store is run by the SHRUB Co-op charity, which has been operating a successful food-sharing scheme in the city for … Continue reading Food Sharing Hub: Scotland’s first rescued food shop to open in Edinburgh