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. Is a Solar-Powered Full-Time RV life more sustainable? In 2012, Shari Galiardi & David Hutchison left behind careers and a comfortable home in North Carolina to travel with the vintage camper trailer they lovingly restored, outfitted with solar, and named “Hamlet.” Writing on the Renogy blog, the couple discuss what living sustainably means to them.

2. Santa Fe women built homemade air purifiers to help protect people from wildfire smoke – Members of the Three Sisters Collective, a group of Indigenous activist women, mobilised to help the local community during last summer’s wildfires. Carrie Wood of the Three Sisters Collective talks to the Yale Climate Connections Podcast.

3. Farm to Fashion: When Cotton Gets Conscious, Tackling Transparency – “Conscious cotton” may no longer be an oxymoron, thanks to devotees in the textile industry committed to cleaning and greening the fiber — and now chemical company BASF is championing the cause, Yahoo! writes.

4. Global renewable energy grew at fastest pace in two decades in 2020 – Renewable energy grew at its fastest pace in two decades last year, led by China, and will continue to grow in the next two years, a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) showed.

5. How can Wales best measure its circular economy progress? – The recent CIWM Cymru Wales webinar ‘How can Wales best measure its circular economy progress?’ explored many possible methods and metrics that could be used to evaluate the circular economy. Brian Mayne, Chair of CIWM Cymru Wales and webinar chair, looks at the points raised by the panel as well as their answers to a few of the questions raised during the session along with their reactions to the audience polls.

6. The path to zero-waste across South America – The Case IH Piracicaba plant, which specialises in the production of sugarcane and coffee harvesters, was the first to become 100 percent waste free, inspiring five more plants across Brazil to take up the initiative. CNH Industrial shares its zero-waste success story.

7. Izzy Launches the First-Ever Zero-Waste Mascara – Every three months, a fresh mascara is mailed direct-to-consumers with no outer packaging and ships in a reusable mailer made with upcycled materials. The sleek silver mascara tube is s made from long-lasting, medical-grade stainless steel—designed to be cleaned and refilled over 10,000 times, Beauty Packaging writes.

Image Source: Renogy

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


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