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. Emma Thompson On Why Climate Change Is A Feminist Issue – After 15 years as an ambassador for ActionAid, Oscar winner Emma Thompson, writing for Vogue, reflects on the many ways in which climate change disproportionately impacts women and children – and her environmental goals for the year ahead.

2. How to travel without destroying the planetCNN looks at how people can travel mindfully.

3. Skateboarder Nicky Hayes passing on skills to Northern Territory’s potential future Olympians – After years of professional skateboarding, a youth worker in a remote Aboriginal community, Nicky Hayes, is turning his attention to coaching and encouraging children from Central Australia to dream of the Olympic stage, ABC News reports.

4. Rewilding: How Trees for Life are renewing the Highlands – Helped by volunteers, Trees for Life planted nearly 2m native trees on its Scottish projects. It wants to plant millions more, The Guardian reports.

5. A Maori woman’s journey to zero wasteAl Jazeera meets Miriama Kamo, a Maori woman from New Zealand, who has embarked on a very public journey towards zero waste.

6. Here’s how to have yourself a very merry sustainable ChristmasMarie Claire‘s top ideas and easy wins to pull off an eco-friendly festive holiday.

7. Carlsberg unveils ‘world’s first’ paper beer bottle – Danish beer giant Carlsberg has unveiled designs for what it claims is the world’s first paper beer bottle made with sustainable and recyclable wood fibres, according to The Drinks Business.

Image Credit: ABC News/Jennetta Quinn-Bates

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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