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. ‘We Are Nations:’ What Environmental Justice Looks Like For Indigenous People – Climate reporting often overlooks indigenous peoples’ position on the front lines of the climate crisis. In her book As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock, indigenous scholar and journalist Dina Gilio-Whitaker confronts the ways in which understandings of environmental justice often fail to take into account the unique experiences of indigenous communities in the US. Earther features an interview with the author.

2. 7 Indigenous Pioneers You Need to KnowPopular Mechanics image gallery features doctors, scientists, and activists past and present who have all paved an inspiring path.

3. Gordon Buchanan on the wonder of wildlife and why he’s more scared of humans than animalsThe Yorkshire Post meets Gordon Buchanan ahead of his UK tour and one-man show – Animal Families and Me.

4. Revise, reuse, recycle: how to be a sustainable student – From cutting out beef to repairing old clothes, The Guardian shares some tips for freshers who want to be green at university.

5. The 2019 Good Housekeeping Sustainable Packaging Awards – Good Housekeeping’s sustainability experts have scoured the market to find the products that use less “stuff” to deliver the goods, in their first-ever Good Housekeeping Sustainable Packaging Awards.

6. More travel companies offsetting carbon emissions – A growing number of tour operators are offering to offset carbon emissions on behalf of holidaymakers. According to new research by adventure travel company Intrepid, younger travellers are keener to book through a company that offers offsetting than older ones, The Guardian reports.

7. Self-sufficient and zero-waste travel trailers are coming out in 2020 – USA-based Living Vehicle Inc has just released the details of the 2020 edition of its luxury trailer, which boasts a whole array of new features for anyone looking for “quality, capability and modern design,” and a desire to spend long stretches of time off-grid, Lonely Planet writes.

Image Credit: © Anwar Mamon

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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