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. Prince William: Banks must do more to protect environment – The Duke of Cambridge has urged banks to “invest in nature” to help fight global climate change. Speaking at an IMF and World Bank meeting, Prince William said protecting nature continued to play only a small part in combating global warming, the BBC reports.

2. What are the best plus-size sustainable fashion brands? The Strategist gives the low-down on 16 plus-size brands.

3. Natural History Museum rekindles sustainable fashion partnership with Finisterre – Building on a successful 2020 licensing deal, the Natural History Museum and Finisterre have launched a new capsule collection celebrating the resilience of nature, according to Museums + Heritage

4. Even COVID Can’t Stop Sustainable Packaging – As hopes mount for a new, post-COVID “normal,” many systems are in flux and the state of sustainable packaging is once again in question. How will businesses adapt? Or re-adapt? Or un-adapt? Shelton Group CEO Suzanne Shelton and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Adam Gendell share their insights with Sustainable Business.

5. Renault joins Veolia & Solvay in electric vehicle battery recycling consortium – Car manufacturer, Renault, joins the electric vehicle battery recycling consortium in a ‘new type of collaboration across the battery value chain’ to preserve resources, reduce carbon emissions and create value, Circular writes.

6. Massive Attack star ‘livid’ over ‘high-polluting’ festivals and gigs – Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja has said he is “livid” with the music industry for making green pledges but not reducing its carbon footprint. He told MPs it was an “embarrassment” that artists often wear “the climate T-shirt, waves the placard, while simultaneously operating in a high carbon, high-polluting sector”, according to the BBC.

7. ‘If nature doesn’t survive, neither will man’ – Prince Philip’s commitment to conservation will be his legacy – We resolve to continue the prince’s efforts to help secure a prosperous and equitable planet, write CEO of WWF-UK Tanya Steele and director general of WWF International Marco Lambertini in The Independent.

Image Source: Finisterre

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

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