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. Greener Africa: Women – The face of a digital and green revolution? – Women are already active players in clean energy, food production, and ecosystem restoration and protection projects, but women are the missing ingredient in maximising Africa’s digital revolution, The Africa Report highlights.

2. Thailand’s First Video Marketing Campaign Focused on Sustainable Tourism – Tourism Authority of Thailand and GLP Films (GLP) have partnered to create a video campaign focused on strengthening sustainable tourism in Thailand, Travel Pulse reports. The films were shot in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand and the Andaman Coast in Southern Thailand and highlight experiences that support the environment, local tourism and rural communities, including health and wellness, community-based tourism, animal welfare and conservation.

3. How the Circular Economy Enables Supply Chain Innovation & Resilience – Supply chains are one such area ripe for the shift to a more circular approach. Critical to success will be capturing the value in used plastics and converting it into new products of all kinds, according to Waste 360.

4. RSPB Scotland’s 100% For Nature project – RSPB Scotland has launched a £2 million project to improve the condition of protected areas on land it owns and manages, The Falkirk Herald writes.

5. Whale poo is powering the world’s rainforests – Large animals, such as elephants and whales, are often referred to as ecosystem engineers. This is because as they go about their day-to-day business, these huge animals alter their environment in such dramatic ways that they help to create and maintain entirely new habitats, the Natural History Museum says.

6. Alarmed by scope of wildfires, officials turn to Native Americans for help – Indigenous groups have a long history of intentionally setting fires to keep ecosystems healthy. Policymakers are now more interested in the practice, the New York Times reports.

7. The Mexican indigenous artists who are defying labels and stereotypes – Design studio Xospatronik share their visual libraries of the works of young illustrators of indigenous origin to inspire future generations of illustrators, artist Isela Xospa writes in Global Voices.

Image Credit: Isela Xospa

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. 

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