Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week:
1. Vietnam bans wildlife trade to curb risk of pandemics – Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a directive to ban the Southeast Asian country’s wildlife trade with immediate effect in order to reduce the risk of new pandemics, Reuters reports.
2. Human-generated global ground vibrations ‘dropped by 50% during lockdown’ – The Irish News writes that global ground vibrations, generated by human activities such as air and road traffic and industrial work, dropped by an average of 50% between March and May 2020, scientists have found.
3. Colorado clothing company weaves community into sustainable fashion – The Denver Channel meets Jevon Taylor, the founder of False Ego, a streetwear clothing brand using sustainable fabrics like organic cotton, reworked denim, and regenerated nylon.
4. This app plants trees when people make lower-carbon choices – Ant Forest is a mobile game that has become China’s largest private sector tree-planting scheme. The game has funded the planting of more than 120 million trees, covering more than 100,000 hectares, the World Economic Forum reports.
5. Covid-19 insights — Build back better with the circular economy – The Ellen Macarthur Foundation has published a series of policy and investment insight papers, exploring how circular economy strategies can help build a resilient, low carbon, and prosperous recovery.
6. Camden gets a new conscious market – Camden’s new conscious market, Buck Street Market, aims to inspire its visitors to make informed choices via its ethically minded traders, which range from zero-waste restaurants to ethically sourced clothing, The Resident reports.
7. The Great Staycation – Resilience looks at how the Coronavirus pandemic could push a rapid transition to creative domestic holidays.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.