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. Danish billionaires plan to rewild large swath of Scottish Highlands – Anders and Anne Holch Povlsen, who own more than 80,000 hectares (200,000 acres) across Sutherland and the Grampian mountains want to become pioneers of rewilding by reversing years of mismanagement by previous lairds, The Guardian reports.

2. Turning Off the Tap On Fashion’s Wastewater – Dipak Mahato and his company SeaChange technologies has created a revolutionary water purification system that could be the solution to the textile and many other industries’ water problem. The SeaChange process has the ability to eliminate effluent waste and reduce the mass of waste by up to 95%, The Cotton Diaries investigates.

3. Activists tell i-D their advice on how to save the world in 2019 – i-D asked six activists for a selection of the most positive, achievable improvements people can make in their own lives to support environmental change.

4. Indigenous Peruvians fighting deforestation with drones and satellites – The tiny village of Tikuna sits on 4,000 acres of protected rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon, an expanse that was impossible for the community to surveil and protect. VICE meets a small group of locals who are learning how to defend their land with the help of technology.

5. Could a clothing take-back scheme be a game-changing direction in sustainable fashion for Australians? The Sydney Herald reports that as Australians become more aware of and vocal about the impact of discarded textiles on the environment, it is hoped a new scheme will “disrupt” the cycle of clothing waste. The recently-created Australian Circular Textile Association will launch a national “clothing take-back scheme” to try to boost the sustainability of fashion.

6. San Francisco has the most solar jobs in the nation – The San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont metro region has the most solar jobs in the nation with 22,101 workers in the industry, according to new analysis from The Solar Foundation

7. DJs For Climate Action announce Earth Night compilation – According to Resident Advisor, a 57-track compilation album called Earth Night 2019 will be released on 19 April. The money raised will go towards Little Sun, Earth Guardians and C02 Logic, the last of which seeks to help curtail the effects of air travel by touring DJs.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about sustainable lifestyle and green living for publications, and offers content services to planet-friendly businesses. Find out more at Rosamedea.com 

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