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. Food after oil: how urban farmers are preparing us for a self-sufficient future – Bristol is at the head of a food phenomenon that is helping residents better connect with their cities and each other, The Guardian reports.

2. 15 Photos Showing the Power of Protest and Perseverance Around the WorldCitizen Science compiles a gallery of photos of people in Colombia, Brazil, and Hong Kong calling for change this week.

3. Eco-friendly packaging research donated to pet industry – Boulder-based pet food company, Only Natural Pet, in June donated sustainable packaging research conducted by Eco-Cycle on its behalf to the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) so that the organisation could share it with the rest of the pet industry, Pet Food Processing writes.

4. How not to trash the planet at a music festival – From ditching plastic bottles, sleeping in a cardboard tent to taking the bus, CNN‘s guide shows festivalgoers how to be environmentally aware.

5. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces that its entire hotel estate of almost 843,000 guest rooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities – As part of a broader sustainability agenda, this pledge makes IHG the first global hotel company to commit all brands to removing bathroom miniatures in favour of bulk-size amenities. The transition is expected to be completed during 2021, IHG said.

6. This country gave all its rivers their own legal rights – Even as the rights of nature movement has inspired new legislation around the world, it’s also made clear how ill-equipped governments are to enforce it, Vox reports.

7. How to Love Your Leftovers!The Imperfect Digest gives their top tips on how to make the most of leftovers.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com


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