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. Reforesting, Rewilding, and Re-thinking Civilization – Reforestation can pull hundreds of billions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere, help to cool the planet, and slow ocean acidification, Resilience examines.

2. Bio Iridescent Sequin made from trees responds to growing demand for greener fashion – Designer Elissa Brunato has created the Bio Iridescent Sequin, a shimmering bead made from natural cellulose that is more sustainable than regular plastic sequins, Dezeen writes.

3. Olafur Eliasson on what art can do to fight climate change – An artist who says he’s interested in the environment, rather than an environmental artist, visitors to the Tate Modern exhibition In Real Life will see gathering momentum on the subject of climate change throughout his career, CNN reports.

4. Here is Europe’s most sustainable country in 20 picturesNational Geographic features Slovenia, an Adriatic enclave of surprising biodiversity, where lush forests cover more than half of the country.

5. KitKat is ditching plastic packaging for paper you can turn into origami – Chocolate bar, which is hugely popular in Japan, will debut the new packaging design in September, FastCompany reports.

6. How Prince Harry Plans to Make Travel a Force for GoodPrince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, has announced a new global travel initiative aimed at implementing sustainable tourism practices. Travalyst focuses on conservation efforts, environmental protection, and expanding the positive economic reach of travel to local communities, Afar reports.

7. Ecover launches Too Good to Waste washing-up liquid using leftover beer brewing mixture – Ecover has launched a new washing-up liquid made from at least 25% waste ingredients from the beer brewing process, Recycling & Waste World writes. 

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


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