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. Climate crisis seen as ‘most important issue’ by public, poll shows – A majority of the public recognise the climate crisis as an “emergency” and say politicians are failing to tackle the problem, backing the interests of big oil over the wellbeing of ordinary people, according to an eight-country poll, The Guardian reports.

2. Here’s how we can use agriculture to fight climate change – Reducing tillage, expanding crop rotations, planting cover crops and reintegrating livestock into crop production systems have proven to reduce agriculture’s own footprint as well as capture the excess carbon generated by other industries, according to the World Economic Forum.

3. Restaurant-goers urged to change their behaviour to cut out food waste – Scottish diners are being urged not to over-order in restaurants, to ban garnishes from their plates and to ask for a doggy bag if they cannot finish their meal as part of a campaign to reduce food waste, according to The Scotsman.

4. Social enterprise’s zero-waste shop and training centre takes its first steps in Phuket – Bangkok-based social enterprise, Steps With Theera, a vocational traning centre which works with people with special needs, has made its debut in Phuket as it opened a new zero-waste shop, cafe and training centre in Cherng Talay, The Taiger reports.

5. Sustainable travel: New tourism trailblazersABTA Magazine spotlights eight destinations leading change including Slovenia, Nepal, and Ecuador.

6. Sainsbury’s to introduce refillable packaging to cut plastic waste – The UK’s second largest supermarket could sell milk and fizzy drinks in returnable glass bottles as part of a drive to halve the amount of plastic packaging it uses over the next six years, The Guardian writes.

7. World’s largest ‘floating solar system’ powers island in the Maldives – The world’s largest solar system floating at sea has been installed at LUX* South Ari Atoll, powering the island in an eco-friendly fashion, says Travel Daily Media

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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