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. Finding new uses for sisal in Tanzania – BBC meets entrepreneurs in Tanzania who are making new environmentally-friendly home interior products using the waste from sisal fibre factories.

2. Kangaroo hops through empty streets in Adelaide – A  kangaroo has been spotted hopping through an empty Adelaide CBD during the coronavirus lockdown, SBS reports.

3. In a Philippine indigenous stronghold, traditions keep COVID-19 at bay – Indigenous groups in the Cordillera region of the northern Philippines have invoked indigenous rituals to lock down their communities against the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Mongabay.

4. Groundbreaking eco-building in Morocco combines hemp and solar energy – A revolutionary eco-building has just been built in Morocco. It combines a hemp construction and a solar energy system for total independence from the electricity grid. The project is called “Sunimplant”, according to Afrik 21.

5. 4 Ways Smaller, Sustainable Brands Are Adapting to COVID-19Sustainable Brands highlights four Fairtrade-certified brands that show during times of crisis, brands can support their communities — near or far — with some creativity.

6. 5 Must Watch Ocean Documentaries While On LockdownDeeper Blue picks some of their favorite Ocean Documentaries for you to enjoy whilst out of the water.

7. Sustainable luxury fashion label Mother of Pearl creates first high street collection with John Lewis – From elegant suiting to flowing shirt-dresses and silky blouses, the 28-piece collection marries Mother of Pearl’s elegant, wearable design aesthetic and emphasis on sustainably sourced fabrics, with John Lewis’s approachable pricing, the Evening Standard writes.

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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