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 dumped thousands of roses every day”: Flower workers tell their stories The Fairtrade Foundation shines a light on some of the people who produce one of the most iconic Valentine’s gifts – flowers – and sharing their stories, in their own words.

2. Scotland’s sustainable fashion designers and bloggers – Sustainable fashion designers and bloggers are not only spotted in the busy streets of LA and London, many Scots are now also noticing the detrimental impact of fast fashion, The Herald reports.

3. New Honda president to focus on an eco-friendly future as firm eyes growth – A focus on eco models and safety technology will be at the forefront of Honda’s new plans as it appoints a new president, Car Dealer Magazine reports.

4. Eco-friendly cruise ships to be powered by sails – French shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique is planning to construct cruise ships topped by striking 80 metre “eco-friendly” panelled sails, made of fiberglass and carbon. The Solid Sail/AeolDrive concept would reduce cruise emissions by up to 50%, according to the shipyard.

5. These Are The UK’s Most Eco-Friendly Cities – Garden of Life compiled its list of the UK’s most eco-friendly cities by taking six factors into consideration. These are the number of allotments, the number of vegan and vegetarian restaurants, the number of charity shops, the recycling rate, and the number of people who cycle at least once a month, Refinery29 reports.

6. Solar project for North Livermore is good for agriculture, economy, environment – The Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ approval on March 4 of the Aramis Solar and Storage project in North Livermore would be critical to the Bay Area’s long-term success of California’s ambitious clean energy goals by 2045 while aiding the local economic recovery, San Francisco Chronicle writes.

7. New fuel from plastic waste could reduce CO2 emissions by 75% – Green-energy company, Clean Planet Energy, have announced the creation of a new fuel that is made from plastics and can act as a direct replacement for fossil-fuel equivalents, Environmental Journal reports.

Image Source: Chantiers de l’Atlantique

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

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